We care for patients who need an anaesthetic for planned and emergency surgery, and routine procedures.
The Anaesthetic department is one of the largest in our hospitals. Our team includes over 20 specialist doctors, over 40 consultants and a large number of trainees. We see patients in 25 operating theatres at Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville Hospitals including:
- spinal injuries
- accident and emergency
- burns and plastics
- breast and endocrine surgery
- trauma and orthopaedics
- ophthalmology (eye care)
- oral surgery
- ear, nose and throat (ENT surgery)
We also provide services in other areas such as pre-operative assessment, day procedures (including tests), acute and chronic pain, accident and emergency, resuscitation and critical care.
We’re heavily involved in training doctors and other staff within the department, throughout the Trust and beyond.
Our recovery team cares for all types of post operative patients from the minor to the more complex. We also care for patients needing high dependency and intensive therapy.
What to expect before surgery
We’ll invite you for an re-operative assessment appointment when you’re listed for surgery, or for chronic pain referrals via your GP or other hospital teams.
You’ll meet your anaesthetist before coming into theatre on the day of your operation.