Undertaking surgery can be a daunting time. Our clinic staff aim to provide confidence, reassurance, making you feel at ease. Dr Bali, Consultant anaesthetist, takes a strong interest in pre-operative assessment, recognising its value in improving patient confidence and anaesthetic delivery. The clinic is unique in that we can provide our patients with a dedicated anaesthetist who performs a high volume of knee anaesthesia. Dr Anu Bali has been with the clinic since its invention and provides an extremely friendly, efficient and skillful service.
Once it has been agreed that surgery is the best treatment for your condition, Mr Cossey will ask you to fill out a questionnaire providing an accurate record of your medical history. This ensures Dr Bali can deliver the best anaesthetic care.
On the day of your procedure, Dr Bali will introduce herself, answering any questions you may have. If you have a more complex medical history Dr Bali may decide to contact you by telephone and discuss your anaesthetic care beforehand.
Patients usually receive a leaflet which helps you understand what to expect from the anaesthetic. This enables you to understand procedural risks in advance of your surgery. If you have any concerns or queries these can be discussed when Dr Bali telephones you, or when she examines you prior to surgery.