Anaesthesia means "loss of sensation".
Medications that cause anaesthesia are called anaesthetics.
Anaesthetics are used for pain relief during tests or surgical
operations, so that you do not feel any pain or touch, pressure or
Anaesthetics work by blocking the signals that pass along your
nerves to your brain and there are several different types.
We provide compehensive anaesthetic and intensive care support
for surgery, obstetrics and acute medicine.
Specialist interests of our consultants include vascular,
colorectal, ENT (ear, nose and throat), paediatric surgery,
trauma and orthopaedics (including revision joint surgery) and
acute pain management.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community