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

 

Awareness

 

Regurgitation and aspiration

 

Fasting

 

Taking medications

 

Smoking and anaesthesia

 

Herbal and dietary supplements

 

 Blood transfusions

 

Anaesthesia and the ageing brain

 

Obesity

 

Epidurals and childbirth

 

Caesarean section

 

Spinal and epidural block

 

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