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 Admission unit as instructed. After registration, you will be asked to change into a gown and see a doctor before entering the reception area of the Operating Theatres (OT).
Depending on your procedure, there is the option of a Regional Anaesthesia (RA) procedure for intra-operative and post-operative pain relief before you are brought into the OT for your surgery. General anaesthesia (GA) will then be administered and you will fall into a ‘deep’ sleep during the operation.
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 involves injecting medication through a vein to keep you drowsy and comfortable while you are under Regional Anaesthesia (RA). You may or may not remember the procedure because of the sedation. You may wake up intermittently, but will usually fall back asleep after.
This will affect 1 in 10 to 1 in 100 patients who undergo surgery with RA.
Aches, pain, backache, bruising or soreness – due to your body posture during surgery, or as a side effect of the anaesthetic drugs.
Seizures, irregular heart rhythm or other life-threatening events may occur.
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 250 and 1 in 5,000 blocks.
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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