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Epidural anaesthesia during labour

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist.

You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist.

This is an abridged version of the ASA patient education pamphlet: Epidural anaesthesia and pain relief during labour – a guide for patients. The complete pamphlet is available from your anaesthetist.

Pain relief during childbirth

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist. Discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist.

This is an abridged version of the four-page ASA patient education pamphlet published in association with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Pain relief during labour – a guide for patients. The complete pamphlet is available from your anaesthetist.

Anaesthesia for weight-loss surgery

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist.

This is an abridged version of the ASA patient education pamphlet: Anaesthesia for Weight-Loss Surgery – a guide for patients. The complete pamphlet may be obtained from your anaesthetist.

Anaesthesia for cataract surgery and other eye operations

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist.

This leaflet is an abridged version of the ASA patient education pamphlet: Anaesthesia for Cataract Surgery and Other Eye Operations – a guide for patients. The complete pamphlet may be requested from your anaesthetist.

Anaesthesia for children

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist.

This is an abridged version of the ASA patient education pamphlet: Anaesthesia for Children – a guide for parents. The complete pamphlet is available from your anaesthetist.

Anaesthesia for major joint replacement surgery

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist.

This leaflet is an abridged version of the ASA patient education pamphlet: Anaesthesia for Major Joint Surgery – a guide for patients. The complete pamphlet is available from your anaesthetist.

Anaesthesia for oral surgery

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist.

This is an abridged version of the ASA patient education pamphlet: Anaesthesia for Oral Surgery – a guide for patients. The complete pamphlet may be obtained from your anaesthetist.

Anaesthesia for endoscopy

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist. It is an abridged version of the ASA patient education pamphlet: Anaesthesia for Endoscopy – a guide for patients.

The complete pamphlet is available from your anaesthetist. Endoscopies of the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas and colon can diagnose and treat a range of disorders. During these procedures, patients usually receive some form of anaesthesia. Anaesthetists are able to ensure that patients are quite comfortable during endoscopy, and in most cases, unaware of the procedure.

Epidural and spinal anaesthesia

This patient advisory is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your anaesthetist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of anaesthesia with your anaesthetist.

This is an abridged version of the ASA patient education pamphlet: Epidural and Spinal Anaesthesia – a guide for patients. The complete pamphlet is available from your anaesthetist.