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Introducing Northern Rivers Anaesthesia

Your Anaesthetist

As an experienced Anaesthetist based in Lismore, my patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice.

The Medical Specialty of Anaesthesia

You’re in Skilled Hands

At Northern Rivers Anaesthesia, our Anaesthetists are Specialist Doctors who have completed a Medical Degree, and then a minimum of 5 years of training in the Specialty of Anaesthesia. Many have additional fellowships in other Specialised areas such as Intensive Care Medicine and Chronic Pain Management. Anaesthetists are primarily responsible for your safety and well-being before, during, and after surgery.

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Dermatology Consultation

General Anaesthesia

This type of anaesthesia produces unconsciousness so that you will not feel, see, or hear anything during the surgical procedure. The anaesthetic medications are administered via an intravenous line or through the facemask or breathing tube. These medications produce a state of unconsciousness, where your vital functions are supported by your anaesthesia specialist.

Intravenous sedation

During intravenous sedation, your anaesthetist administers pain relieving medication and sedatives through your intravenous line. While you are sedated, your anaesthetist will monitor your vital body functions including blood oxygen levels, heart rate and blood pressure.

Postoperative Pain Management

Your Anaesthetist is also an expert in the  use of pain relieving medications and specific pain relieving techniques for the control of postoperative pain. If you are discharged on the day of surgery, your anaesthetist will provide a take home prescription for you to continue pain control at home.

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