Calculating anaesthetic - will they weigh me on the day?

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Rhi93
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So I'm getting keyhole surgery in a couple of weeks but by then it will have been 6 weeks since my pre-operative assessment. During that I was weighed (fully dressed and after having eaten breakfast) and measured and asked about my medical history. Since then I've lost about 3kg through healthy eating and regular exercise.

I'm presuming they weigh and measure you so that they can calculate how much anaesthetic they'll need to knock you out but will this weight difference have any effect? Will they weigh me on the day of surgery or should I mention it to them? Advice would be appreciated
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So I'm getting keyhole surgery in a couple of weeks but by then it will have been 6 weeks since my pre-operative assessment. During that I was weighed (fully dressed and after having eaten breakfast) and measured and asked about my medical history. Since then I've lost about 3kg through healthy eating and regular exercise.

I'm presuming they weigh and measure you so that they can calculate how much anaesthetic they'll need to knock you out but will this weight difference have any effect? Will they weigh me on the day of surgery or should I mention it to them? Advice would be appreciated
My mum got surgery last week and they weighed her. If your worried just mention it when your talking to your nurse.
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So I'm getting keyhole surgery in a couple of weeks but by then it will have been 6 weeks since my pre-operative assessment. During that I was weighed (fully dressed and after having eaten breakfast) and measured and asked about my medical history. Since then I've lost about 3kg through healthy eating and regular exercise.

I'm presuming they weigh and measure you so that they can calculate how much anaesthetic they'll need to knock you out but will this weight difference have any effect? Will they weigh me on the day of surgery or should I mention it to them? Advice would be appreciated
They probably will, but that amount of weight loss wouldn't make a difference to an anaesthetic anyway.

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