Anaesthetics

 

About Anaesthetics

Mercy Hospital is a not-for-profit surgical hospital committed to delivering 'exceptional care that makes a difference' to Otago and Southland residents. Anaesthetic services are provided by independent specialists who cover all anaesthetic sub-specialties. Their services include - preoperative assessment, administering and monitoring the anaesthetic for surgery, and post-operative care in recovery and beyond. The following specialists provide rostered cover 24 hours a day, seven days a week for patients under their care at Mercy Hospital.

Consultants

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Dr Bill Buchanan
Anaesthetist
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Dr Estibaliz Blazquez Basarrate
Anaesthetist
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Dr Robyn Chirnside
Anaesthetist
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Dr Sarah Henderson
Anaesthetist
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Dr Justin Holborow
Anaesthetist
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Dr Joseph Koh
Anaesthetist
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Dr Michael Hamilton
Anaesthetist
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Dr Matthew Jenks
Anaesthetist
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Dr David Koskuba
Anaesthetist
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Dr Geoffrey Laney
Anaesthetist
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Dr Andrew Smith
Anaesthetist
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Dr Everhardus Strauss
Anaesthetist
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Dr Cara Thomson
Anaesthetist
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Dr Damon Thompson
Anaesthetist
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Dr Paul Templer
Anaesthetist
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Dr Pieter van Ammers
Anaesthetist
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Dr Maartje Tulp
Anaesthetist
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Dr Edwin van Broekhoven
Anaesthetist
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Dr Christopher Walker
Anaesthetist
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Dr Timothy Wright
Anaesthetist
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Dr Patricia Yelavich
Anaesthetist
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Dr Nathan Kershaw
Anaesthetist
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Dr Jason Henwood
Anaesthetist

Procedures / Treatments

General Anaesthesia

You are put into a state of unconsciousness either by the injection of an anaesthetic medication into a vein or by breathing in a mixture of gases.  You will be unaware of what is happening around you and you will feel no pain from the surgery.  You will be constantly monitored and the anaesthetic adjusted as necessary throughout the operation.

Regional Anaesthesia

An anaesthetic is  injected near the nerve pathways to the site of your surgery, so that area becomes numb.  You will be awake but will not feel pain from the surgery.  You may also receive a medication to make you feel relaxed and sleepy.

Local Anaesthesia

An anaesthetic is injected at the site of the surgery to cause numbness in the area.  You will be awake but will not feel pain from the surgery.

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