Local anaesthetic

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.

Pricing

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

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £2,056 Included £2,056
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,256
Initial consultation
Hospital fees N/A
Consultants fees £200
Diagnostic investigations
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees N/A
Main treatment
Hospital fees £2,056
Consultants fees Included
Post discharge care
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees Included
Total £2,256

Local anaesthetic block (major nerve trunk)

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £1,636 Included £1,636
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £1,836
Initial consultation
Hospital fees N/A
Consultants fees £200
Diagnostic investigations
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees N/A
Main treatment
Hospital fees £1,636
Consultants fees Included
Post discharge care
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees Included
Total £1,836

Removal of lump on nerve (local anaesthetic)

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £1,837 Included £1,837
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,037
Initial consultation
Hospital fees N/A
Consultants fees £200
Diagnostic investigations
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees N/A
Main treatment
Hospital fees £1,837
Consultants fees Included
Post discharge care
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees Included
Total £2,037

Terms & Conditions

Treatment prices displayed are a guide for initial consultation, and a guide price for our fixed price packages which include pre-assessment, procedure and aftercare. Your Consultant will be able to discuss costs in greater detail at your consultation, after which a quote of your fixed price package will be provided [which is subject to results of any pre-assessment tests]. Prices can be subject to change.

For more information please refer to our terms and conditions (large print version).

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