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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.

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.

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 £2,321 Included £2,321
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,521

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.

Local anaesthetic block (major nerve trunk)

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £1,886 Included £1,886
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,086

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.

Removal of lump on nerve (local anaesthetic)

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £2,074 Included £2,074
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,274

Specialists offering Local anaesthetic

Dr Agustin Martin-Clavijo

Consultant Dermatologist

LMS, PhD, MRCP

BMI The Priory Hospital

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Dr Shankar Ramaswamy

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management

MBBS MD FRCA FFPMRCA EDRA Cer Cli Res

BMI The Sloane Hospital 1 more BMI The London Independent 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)

BMI The Priory Hospital

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Miss Laura Spanu

Consultant General Surgeon

MBBS, MSc, FRCS eq.

BMI The Kings Oak Hospital 1 more BMI The Cavell Hospital

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Dr Neil Collighan

Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist

MBChB FRCA FFPMRCA

BMI The Chaucer Hospital

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Dr Maheshwar Chaudhari

Consultant in Pain Management

MBBS, MD(Anaesthesia), FRCA, FFPMRCA

BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital

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