Enhanced recovery

One of the most common fears for a patient undergoing major surgery is the anaesthetic. Often the patient is more concerned about this than the other risks of the operation.

All of the procedures and operations Pete performs are undertaken under a general anaesthetic or spinal anaesthetic or a combination of both.

Modern surgical techniques aim to minimise the post operative pain and swelling to allow rapid mobilisation following surgery and a shorter inpatient stay in the hospital.

Pete has been trained in the use of enhanced techniques to improve your post operative recovery, using pre operative analgesia, intra operative local anaesthetic injections, combination post operative analgesia, modern bandage and dressings and not using post operative drains.

These techniques allow many patients to mobilise on the day of surgery, and all patients are up and moving by the first post operative day. Some patients are able to go home on the same day as their operation thanks to these enhanced measures and the average length of stay for joint replacement patients is only 3.75 days