Once in theatre you will be taken to the anaesthetic room where you will be asked to lie on a trolley. There will be a number of people in the room all whom have a purpose and are there to ensure your safety.
You may be asked to identify if you have contact lenses, false teeth, hearing aid or wig. You may be asked to remove these or spectacles if it is felt they may interfere with you surgical procedure.
You will then be attached to vital monitoring equipment e.g. heart rate, blood pressure etc. This may involve placing equipment on your chest underneath your surgical gown. This is always carried out as discretely as possible and the nurse will explain everything that they are doing. Your anaesthetist will then explain what will happen next.