At the Clock House, a wide variety of procedures are undertaken under a combination of local or topical anaesthetics and sedation, in twin operating theatres for day case (ambulatory) patients.


We do not use general anaesthetics (GA), which carry additional risks over local anaesthesia and usually involve an overnight stay in hospital.  All our patients leave hospital on the same day as their surgery.


Your consultant will discuss the type of anaesthetics they are planning to use with you as part of your care plan. Depending on the type of procedure, you may be awake or they may use a sedative to make you drowsy or to allow you to sleep during the operation. Your consultant will advise you on which options are most suitable for you.


Following a procedure, you will be moved to our adjacent recovery area until any sedatives have worn off and you are ready to go home.  You will need to be collected from the hospital, we do not advise patients to drive or leave on their own by taxi following a procedure. You will be advised of this prior to coming in to Clock House. 


Common procedures include:


  • Blephroplasty
  • Bronchoscopy                      
  • Cataract surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Cosmetic procedures
  • Cystoscopy 
  • Facet joint injections
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy   
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hand and foot surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Knee arthoscopy 
  • Mini facelift
  • Mole removal
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Vasectomy



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