Worcestershire Anaesthetic Group

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The Anaesthetic

Your anaesthetic may start in the anaesthetic room or in the operating theatre. The anaesthetist will attach monitors, which measure your heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels.

There are two ways of starting a general anaesthetic:

  • Anaesthetic drugs may be injected into a vein through the cannula (generally used for adults)
  • You can breathe anaesthetic gases and oxygen through a mask, which you may hold if you prefer.

Once you are unconscious, an anaesthetist stays with you at all times and continues to give you drugs to keep you anaesthetised. As soon as the operation is finished, the drugs will be stopped or reversed so that you regain consciousness.


Worcestershire Anaesthetic Group

52 Fruitlands, Malvern Wells, Wr14 4XA

Email: info@worcestershireanaestheticgroup.co.uk

Telephone: 0773 2674647