Preoperative Anaesthesia Assessment Clinic (PAAC)
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You will receive a phone call informing you of the time and location of your surgery.
Do not consume any food , juice, drinks with milk or carbonated drinks after midnight. This is to minimise the risk of aspiration, where food is regurgitated from the stomach and into the lungs. Water is the best option to keep yourself well hydrated.
You will report to either the Day Surgery or the Same Day Admissions unit as instructed. After registration, you will be asked to change into the operating theatre (OT) gown and see a doctor before going into the OT reception area.
Depending on your procedure, you may be offered the option of having a Regional Anaesthesia procedure done for intra-operative and post-operative pain relief, before you are brought into the OT for your surgery. Once in the OT, you will either undergo General Anaesthesia and fall into a ‘deep’ sleep during the surgery; or receive a Central Neuraxial Block to numb the lower half of your body before surgery starts, and be awake or sedated during the surgery.
This will affect 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 patients who undergo surgery with GA.
This will affect 1 in 10,000 patients who undergo surgery with GA.
This will affect 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 100,000 patients who undergo surgery with GA.
This will affect 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 patients who undergo surgery with RA.
Seizures or other life threatening events may occur.
The risk of long-term nerve damage caused by a nerve block is difficult to measure precisely. Studies show that it happens between 1 in 700 and 1 in 5,000 blocks.
This will affect 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 patients who undergo surgery with CNB.
This can affect 1 in 1000 to 1 in 10,000 patients who undergo surgery with CNB.
This can affect 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 100,000 patients who undergo surgery with CNB.
For more information regarding various pain medicines,
For appointments and enquires,Please call the CGH Appointment Centre at
Tel: (65) 6850 3333
CGH Appointment Centre operating hours:8.30 am to 8.00 pm (Monday to Friday)
8.30 am to 12.30 pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Closed on Public Holidays
For more information, please visithttp:// www.cgh.com.sg
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