DAY SURGERY: HOW DOES IT WORK?

BENEFITS OF CONSCIOUS SEDATION (LOCAL ANAESTHESIA AND IV SEDATION)
OVER GENERAL ANAESTHESIA

  • quicker recovery
  • less pain
  • less nausea/sickness

WHAT IS CONSCIOUS SEDATION  

The aim of sedation is to make you comfortable, totally relaxed and safe during a procedure. Administration of the sedatives and analgesia results in you becoming drowsy and sleepy, pain free, and probably amnesic such that you will have very little recollection of the procedure. Communication is possible if necessary during the operation because even though you are completely relaxed and unconcerned, you are not completely unconscious at any point in time.

Your vital signs e.g. blood pressure, breathing, pulse rate etc are monitored throughout the procedure to ensure your safety and an Anaesthetist will stay with you all the time. Recovery after sedation is much faster than with general anaesthesia. The same applies for the side effect profile e.g. nausea and vomiting, headaches, muscle pains, sore throats, which is much less than with general anaesthesia – in fact very few patients experience any side effects at all. For these reasons patient satisfaction is very high after conscious sedation.  Conscious sedation is achieved with intravenous agents (e.g. benzodiazepines, opiates, other sedative/ anaesthetics) usually administered into a vein).

HOW DOES SEDATION DIFFER FROM GENERAL ANAESTHESIA 

The main differences between conscious sedation and general anaesthesia is the level of consciousness, safety and side effects.

  • Level of consciousness: with conscious sedation the patient is drowsy, comfortable, sleepy and relaxed, but remains conscious. Patients can be roused by verbal communication if necessary. With general anaesthesia the patient is completely unresponsive and cannot be roused by verbal communication.
  • Safety: with conscious sedation the required dose of drug is low and the patient is still in control of major reflex functions such as breathing. With general anaesthesia the higher doses of drugs renders the patient unconscious who then loses these reflexes which are then maintained artificially. Higher doses of drugs administered with general anaesthesia are associated with higher risks.
  • Side effects: due to the lower dose of sedative/anaesthetics the frequency of side effects is minimal when compared to general anaesthesia where the side effect profile is much more substantial.
  • Post-operative pain: in addition to the quicker and less painful recovery from anaesthesia, patient with conscious sedation experience less symptoms such as nausea and vomiting; this means that these patients require less post-operative medication and can home fully mobile on the same day.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

Dr Kazzazi –  just a little note to let you know how happy you have made me. I have dreamt of this day for many years and you have now made my dream come true. You truly are a lovely lovely and very talented man. Thank you so much for making me so happy. You have honestly made me a very happy lady, thank you.

Mr Kazzazi – you truly have changed my life. Words can’t thank you enough.
To Mr Kazzazi and all your team – I would just like to say thank you very much for all the great care I had when I came for my operation. Each and every one of your nursing team were so kind, caring and considerate.  I felt like a queen when I was there. I would highly recommend your clinic to anyone, it’s a wonderful place with wonderful staff.
To Dr Kazzazi ant the team at Natural Look Clinic – thank you so much for the care I received. I can’t thank you enough. The whole thing went so well.
Thank you all so much for making me feel at ease and comfortable throughout my procedure. You’ve all been amazing and so kind. I’m very happy.
To Mr Kazzazi, Julie and the NLC team, thank you so much for my new ‘boobs’ and for looking after me so well.
To the staff at Natural Look Clinic – I would just to say a massive thank you for making me feel so comfortable and safe. I am so happy with the result so far and couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Dear Mr Kazzazi and staff. I want to say a huge thank you to you all for looking after me. I was very nervous but you were all so lovely, helpful and put me at ease. I was very drowsy when I woke up and still was hours later when it was time to say bye, I wanted to thank you as I felt I didn’t say it as I was too drowsy. A week on and already I am amazed by what an amazing job Mr Kazzazi and you all have done. It is a life changing thing and I am so impressed by the results. Thank you all so much.
Dear Rowena and Dr K – I can’t thank you enough for all the help and support you have given me.
To everyone at Natural Look Clinic – Thank you for being so lovely and an amazing part of my happiness!
To Mr Kazzazi and everyone at Natural Look Clinic – Thank you for looking after me during my procedure.  My results are amazing and I couldn’t be happier!

Mr Kazzazi has given me everything I asked for and he is an absolute genius! I am so grateful and couldn’t thank you all enough.

To Mr Kazzazi and his team – Thank you for making my surgery day the easiest/best it could be!  I couldn’t of wished for a better surgeon and clinic.  You’re all wonderful.  I love my ‘boobs’
To everyone at Natural Look Clinic – Thank you for being so lovely and an amazing part of my happiness!

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