Central Auckland > Public Hospital Services > Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) >

Auckland DHB Anaesthesia

Public Service, Anaesthesia

Local Anaesthesia

Local anaesthetic is introduced directly around the area to have surgery and the site goes numb.  Only relatively small areas can be numbed up like this; therefore the limb or area of the body outside of the local anaesthetic retains all its functions.  There may still be movement and pressure sensations; but enough local anaesthetic can be given such that no pain is felt.  This type of anaesthesia is usually supplied by the surgeon doing the surgery.

This page was last updated at 9:54AM on November 24, 2021.