Often the anaesthetic is one of the most daunting prospects of a hospital stay. You will be seen either the day before or on the day of your surgery by your anaesthetist. They will discuss and help you decide on the appropriate choice of anaesthesia. One of the most important aspects of an anaesthetic is ensuring pain control after your surgery. Your anaesthetist will discuss with you these pain relief options with you.
The intention is to provide adequate pain relief to enable you to appropriately mobilise early and continue your chest training after your surgery.