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I'm worried about anaesthesia. How does it work?

We understand that going under anaesthetic can be an uneasy prospect for some. Dr. Letchford, the Pacific Orthopaedics team and our anaesthetists are more than happy to answer any questions you have about anaesthesia, including the safety and risks associated with it.

The most important thing to remember is that you must tell your anaesthetist as much as possible before your surgery, including things like:

  • Any medications you currently take (or have recently taken)
  • Any allergies
  • Your current health status, especially heart or lung problems
  • Any previous experience with surgery or anaesthetic
  • Whether you have dentures, caps or loose teeth

 Pacific Orthopaedics works with Southport Anaesthetic Group, a highly respected Gold Coast organisation specialising in anaesthesia, with whom we have a long and trusting relationship.