21 Anaesthesia : The Facts with Dr Alex Oliver

The fascinating world of anaesthesia is often overlooked, but obviously a huge consideration when facing a bigger procedure. How safe is it? What are the side effects, and what do you need to know?

Dr Alex Oliver is a consultant at The Royal Marsden Hospital and came to the clinic to speak to Fiona and Maryam about all things anaesthesia, so if you're facing an operation, or even thinking of having one in the future, this episode will answer some important questions.


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