What Happens During the Operation?

When you are taken to the operating theatre, your anaesthetist will insert an intravenous drip, with an injection, often in the back of the hand.   Anaesthesia is usually started with medicines given via the drip.

Your anaesthetist will be responsible during your operation for constantly watching over your breathing, pulse and blood pressure, and supporting and controlling these as necessary.   By careful administration of the anaesthetic drugs, the anaesthetist will safely control your waking up and recovery.