Patient Information - Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
|This page is provided for patients who are shortly to undergo a medical procedure requiring an anaesthetic. You will be in good hands as anaesthetists in Australia are specialists. |
|Read how anaesthetics are tailored for individual patients, how you will be prepared for your anaesthetic, and how you can help in your preparation. |
Learn how your anaesthetist looks after you before, during and after the anaesthetic. We know you will benefit from knowing beforehand what to expect before, during and following surgical and diagnostic procedures.
|Day Surgery Unit|
|Day Surgery Unit is located on level 1 in the Tower Building.|
|Operating suite is located on level 1, next to the Day Surgery Unit.|
Most people who are having surgical procedures will be admitted to the Day Surgery Unit on the day of the surgery. When you arrive at Peter Mac, go the the Admissions and Registration office on the ground floor where the clerk will register your details and give you some forms to take to Day Surgery Unit.
Your anaesthetist will visit you before your procedure to discuss your health and carry out any relevant examination. Please ensure you discuss any concerns you might still have at this stage.
|What is Anaesthesia?|
Anaesthesia is the absence of pain sensation in either all or part of the body.
|In general anaesthesia consciousness is lost and you go to "sleep".|
|Local and Regional Anaesthesia|
|In local anaesthesia only a part of the body is made numb eg. your arm or leg or abdomen. This is called regional anaesthesia.|
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