Whatever operation you have, you will expect to have some discomfort at some point or another. We aim to give you the best anaesthetic to allow you to have your operation safely, whilst reducing the discomfort from your surgery as much as possible, with the minimum of side effects such as drowsiness, nausea or vomiting. Your anaesthetist will prescribe you both regular pain killers and additional pain killers and anti-sickness medications for you to take as required.
One of the best ways of reducing the need for strong pain killers and therefore their associated side effects, is to supplement your general anaesthetic with a regional technique or to use a regional technique alone. Your anaesthetist will discuss these options with you.
High dependency unit
Some patients, whether it be due to the extent of surgery, or their pre-existing health conditions; just need that little bit of extra care after their operation.
BMI The Winterbourne Hospital has a new two-bedded High Dependency Unit to provide care to patients just when they need it.
All consultants with Dorchester Anaesthetists have regular NHS intensive care duties and Dorchester Anaesthetists provide 24/7 cover to The Winterbourne Hospital for advice or review of patients as required.