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Mercy Hospital Dunedin – Anaesthetics

Private Surgical Service, Anaesthesia

This is where you will come to have your surgery performed. The visits to your surgeon before and after surgery will be at their consulting rooms.


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.


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… More

  • 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. More

  • 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. More

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:10AM on January 17, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Mercy Hospital Dunedin – Anaesthetics.