What to Except When Receiving a Local or Regional Anaesthic
Your Anaesthetist will ask you to keep quite still while the injections are given.
You may notice a warm tingling feeling as the anaesthetic begins to take effect.
Your operation will only go ahead when you and your anaesthetist are sure that the area is numb.
If you are not having sedation you will remain alert and aware of your surroundings. A screen shields the operating site, so you will not see the operation unless you want to.
Your anaesthetist is always near to you and you can speak to him or her whenever you want to.