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Anaesthetics (overview)

There are different forms of anaestheisa that can be used to provide a safe and effective way for you to have an operation or procedure, and to give you pain relief. Most people do not have any problems and are satisfied with their anaesthetic.

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Peripheral nerve block (lower limb)

A peripheral lower limb nerve block can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after the operation.

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General anaesthetic

General anaesthetic is used to make you unconscious so you will not feel pain, move or be aware during surgery. Learn how to prepare for a general anaesthetic and how it works during and after surgery.

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Local anaesthetic

A local anaesthetic is a type of medication used to temporarily numb a part of your body. Learn more about the different types, and questions to ask your doctor.

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Epidural injection for chronic pain relief

An epidural injection can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief.

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General anaesthetic (child)

A general anaesthetic is usually a safe and effective way for your child to have an operation or procedure. Most children do not have any problems.

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Facet joint injection

A facet joint injection can be used to find out if your pain is caused by your facet joints, or to treat pain in your facet joints.

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Spinal anaesthetic

A spinal anaesthetic can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after an operation or procedure.

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Epidural anaesthetic

An epidural anaesthetic can be used for most people, usually giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after an operation or procedure.

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Laparoscopy

A laparoscopy is a type of keyhole surgery performed in the abdominal (belly) area. Learn more about when and why a laparoscopy is used.

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