DOR​CHE​STER ANAESTHETISTS


Your Sur​geon will contact Dorchester Anaesthetists on your behalf to arrange a Consultant Anaesthetist. You will meet your Consultant Anaesthetist on the day of your operation.

Your anaesthetist will take a medical history from you, listen to your preferences and discuss with you the options. They will also be able to advise you what in their experience and opinion, would be the most appropriate anaesthetic technique for your comfort and safety. Your Anaesthetist will be very happy to answer any questions you may have. In addition to your pre-operative assessment a small number of patients may be required to attend anaesthetic assessment clinic with a Consultant Anaesthetist before their admission. The hospital will contact you to arrange an appointment if this is required.

What is an Anaesthetic?

There are 4 different types of anaesthesia.

The type of anaesth​etic chosen by your anaesthetist depends on the type of operation you are having, your level of fitness and your own preferences. Sometimes the different types of anaesthetic techniques are used in combination.

General

Regional

Spinal

Local