Welcome to the operating theatre. Hopefully you won't need it as surgery is our very last resort. It might look a little bit intimidating with all the lights, the TV screens, the check lists, equipment to monitor you during the operation. All this is here just for you to make sure you are as safe as you possibly can be while we are doing our operation whether under local anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic. You are our only priority when you are in here so please don't look at this as though it is intimidating. It is here to look after you. There will be lots of people walking around looking after you. You are our number one priority.