This website aims to inform prospective patients and members of the public about various forms of anaesthesia and to provide information on related topics, such as preparing for anaesthesia and what to expect afterwards. The information draws upon numerous sources, including the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists' professional documents. The information in this website is written only as a guide and should not replace information supplied by your anaesthetists. 


Every patient is different, every anaesthetic is different and anaesthetists will make modifications according to the specific needs. If you have any questions about your anaesthesia, please speak with your treating specialist.


Topics on this website

The links below give more details about various aspects of anaesthesia.



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