The best anaesthetic for your procedure is a balance between providing the perfect environment for the surgery and the smoothest experience of it for you, taking into account your wishes and risk profile (Peace of mind for you and me!). Many cases require a general anaesthetic, either due to the procedure being too big to do under local or regional anaesthesia, or the arm needing to be perfectly still as the procedure is performed.
If the procedure allows and you would like to do so, it may be performed under local or regional anaesthesia. This is where the surgical field is made numb with local anaesthetic and the anaesthetist gives you a little medication through a drip to calm you if you are anxious.
If you have specific requests regarding the anaesthetic or have had a previously bad experience, nausea or allergic reaction to the anaesthetic, please let us know. It is very important we plan for the smoothest experience for you. Dr Kruger works with an excellent team of anaesthetists that will ensure you have the best anaesthetic for you.