"Great team in day care unit"
About: Barnsley Hospital / General surgery Barnsley Hospital General surgery S75 2EP
Posted by Very Satisfied Patient (as ),
I attended the unit in mid-January 2013 for a scheduled hernia operation.
I was interviewed by a theatre sister, anaesthetist and a doctor who was involved with the operation. They all talked me through the procedure and I decided to have the spinal anaesthetic.
The whole team looked after me through the preparation, anaesthetic injection and the operation, through which I was awake. The whole team were very responsive to my needs to ensure that the operation was carried out successfully.
I was then moved to recovery and then onto the recovery ward where I was again looked after by a great team.
If you are having this operation, consider the spinal anaesthetic as I had no after effects. The people who had general anaesthetic took longer to recover.