Risk leaflets

Our risk infographic is a summary which shows the common events and risks that healthy adult patients of normal weight face when having a general anaesthetic for routine surgery (specialist surgeries may carry different risks).

It is helpful to read this before your surgery. Your anaesthetist will discuss with you any risks that they believe to be more significant for you.

Alternatively, please read our series below on the risks associated with your anaesthetic.

(Please note that we are in the process of reviewing our risk leaflets series and we'll be publishing revised editions in 2024. However, the information contained in the leaflets remains accurate).