What is an Anaesthetist?

An anaesthetist is a specialist doctor, like the surgeon, who has completed a medical degree at university (for between 5-7 years) and then done a period of hospital training ( average 8-9 years ) specifically in anaesthesia, intensive care, emergency, pain and peri-operative medicine. They are highly trained to look after you during surgery. Your anaesthetist will watch your condition carefully until you have safely awoken in the recovery room.