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.
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.
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.
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.
PEG tube placement
A percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube may be inserted to supply food direct to the stomach if a person cannot eat enough food.
Peripheral nerve block (upper limb)
A peripheral upper 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.
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.
A cystoscopy – when a doctor looks inside your bladder using a small camera – can help in diagnosing conditions that affect the bladder.
Lung cancer diagnosis
A number of tests will be performed to investigate symptoms of lung cancer and confirm a diagnosis. Find out about lung cancer diagnosis.
Cardiac catheterisation ('cardiac cath' or 'heart cath’) is a common procedure that lets cardiologists examine or treat the heart and arteries.