ANAESTHETIC COMPLICATIONS

Despite preventative measures, advancement in anaesthesia and the best anaethetic technique applied, anaesthesia involves a certain amount of risk. The relative incidence of complications are tabled below:

Common

1-10%

  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Headache/dizziness
  • Pain on injection
  • Swelling of injection site
  • Confusion

Rare

1 in 1,000

  • Damage to teeth, lips, mouth
  • Hoarse voice
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Worsening medical condition

Very Rare

1 in 150,000

  • Allergic reaction to drugs or equipment
  • Eye injuries
  • Genetic/inherited abnormal reaction to anaesthesia
  • Nerve injuries or paralysis
  • Awareness

Extremely Rare

Death/Brain Damage

  • Severely worsening medical condition
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Emboli
  • Massive bleeding
  • Lack of oxygen

We seldom work in the same hospital on consecutive days, which means that we rarely see you the day after surgery. Should you have any concerns, uncertainties, questions or complaints please don’t hesitate to contact us via any of the supplied methods.