Some operations are relatively minor and do not need to be carried out in a hospital operating theatre. The actual anaesthetic follows the same lines as any other anaesthetic, except that your anaesthetist will use drugs that a very short acting and leave you without a hangover.
You will be admitted to the clinic on the day of the operation, and you should carefully follow the rules about fasting. You should complete the pre-operative admission form with medical history in some detail, so that your anaesthetist has full knowledge of your condition.
After the operation you will find that you are wide-awake very soon after the anaesthetic. You should not be discharged if you cannot stand without dizziness, cannot walk unassisted, or if you have pain or nausea.
The general anaesthetic
Preparations in theatre