Frequently asked questions

This information is only a guide and should not replace information supplied by your anaesthetist. If you have any questions about your anaesthesia, please speak with your treating specialist. 


Different kinds of anaesthesia


Duration of anaesthesia


Risks and complications




Regurgitation and aspiration




Taking medications


Smoking and anaesthesia


Herbal and dietary supplements


 Blood transfusions


Anaesthesia and the ageing brain




Epidurals and childbirth


Caesarean section


Spinal and epidural block


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