Anaesthesia is not routine
General anaesthesia is never routine. Although the processes of anaesthesia may be consistent, each patient varies according to their own functional anatomy, physiologic status, and individual response to medications. For success, each anaesthetic must be tailored to suit the specific needs of each patient. A focus on peri-operative stress reduction, pain management, muscle relaxation and unconsciousness using the principles of ‘considered polypharmacy’ results in repeatable, reliable, balanced anaesthesia.