Operational Advice for Children - Derriford Hospital
Most children having an operation have a general anaesthetic. This means that they are unconscious (asleep) and cannot feel, hear or see anything.
Specialist doctors called anaesthetists look after you and are with you all the time you are asleep. You will meet your anaesthetist before the operation and can ask them any questions. They will also make sure that you are comfortable after your operation or test.
Before your operation you will also meet nurses and your surgeon.
- 0 to 1 years old
- 1 to 2 years old
- 2 to 3 years old
- 3 to 4 years old
- 4 to 5 years old
- 5 to 11 years old
- 12 to 16 years old
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