Anesthesia Demystified

Anesthesia Information for Patients


My name is Dr. Trevor Hennessey and I am an FRCPC Anesthesiologist who works at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Gatineau (CSSSG) in Gatineau, Quebec. I have a great interest in medical education, both for trainees as well as for patients and to that end I have created this website to serve as a repository of information and links to anesthesia related resources.

For trainees in anesthesia I hope this information will help further your knowledge of anesthesia and assist with your discussions with patients.

For patients I hope that the information included here may help remove some of the fear of the unknown when it comes to having an anesthetic for a surgery or procedure. My goal is to provide a starting point for discussion with your medical providers.

I recognize that this website is rather ugly and only contains a limited amount of information at this time but it is a work in progress and with my hospital work averaging between 48 and 88hrs each week the amount of time I can commit to this project is limited.

I am sorry, but I am unable to offer medical advice or information by e-mail.


Dr. Trevor Hennessey, MD, FRCPC - Anesthesiology


The intent of the website is to provide useful information and resources, however errors and/or omissions sometimes occur. The information on the this website should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice. We disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, relating to this website, information contained within it or within external sites to which links are provided, including warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of the information. Further, we shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages under any theory of liability, arising out of, in connection with, or resulting from any user's access to this website or any information contained within it or within sites to which links have been provided. By using this site, the user assumes full responsibility for the use of the information, and foregoes any claims whatsoever in connection with any of the foregoing.

I have compiled this information over several years and some attached files may no longer be available by the original contributors. All efforts have been made to attribute the original creators and no copyright infringement is intended. If you own the rights to any attached content and wish to have it removed please contact us directly.

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