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Local anaesthetic

A local anaesthetic is a drug that's injected into the tissues to make it numb. It's also possible to numb all the nerves to a limb (called a regional block)

What is a local anaesthetic?

A local anaesthetic is a drug that is injected into the tissues to make them numb. Local anaesthetics temporarily stop nerves working so that you do not feel pain. The simplest form of local anaesthesia is to inject the drug just around the area where the operation is going to take place. It is also possible to numb all the nerves to an arm or a leg (called a regional block).

Are there any alternatives to a local anaesthetic?

If you are concerned about being awake during the operation, it may be possible for it to be performed under a general anaesthetic. 

What complications can happen?

  • Not enough pain relief
  • Allergic reaction
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Absorption into the bloodstream

Local anaesthetic summary

A local anaesthetic can be used for most people, giving a safe and effective form of pain relief both during and after your operation.

Local anaesthetic block (dorsal root ganglion) (local anaesthetic)

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £2,575 Included £2,575
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £2,775

Local anaesthetic block (major nerve trunk)

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £2,075 Included £2,075
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £2,275

Removal of lump on nerve (local anaesthetic)

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £2,300 Included £2,300
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £2,500

Specialists offering Local anaesthetic

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Dr Maheshwar Chaudhari

Consultant in Pain Management

MBBS, MD(Anaesthesia), FRCA, FFPMRCA

The Droitwich Spa Hospital

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Miss Laura Spanu

Consultant General Surgeon

MBBS, MSc, FRCS eq.

The Kings Oak Hospital 1 more The Cavell Hospital

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Dr Patrick McGowan

Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist

LMSSA, FRCA,FIPP,BBCHB DA/UK, MB ChB

The Kings Oak Hospital 2 more The Cavell Hospital Hendon Hospital

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Mr Naren Basu

Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon

BSc(Hons FIRST CLASS), MBBS, MRCS (Eng), MRCS (Ed), MSc, FRCS, FEBS (Breast)

The Priory Hospital

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Dr Neil Collighan

Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist

MBChB FRCA FFPMRCA

The Chaucer Hospital

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Dr Ayman Eissa

Consultant in Pain Medicine

MBBCh, MSc, MD, FRCA, FMFPRCA

Thornbury Hospital

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