Anaesthesiology (anaesthesia or anaesthetics) is a branch of medicine that focuses on total care of patients before, during and after the surgery and encompasses mainly five aspects, namely anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Anaesthesiology comprises using various injected and inhaled medications to induce a loss of sensation in patients during surgery, making it possible to carry out procedures that would otherwise cause intolerable pain to the patient or be technically unfeasible.
If a patient has to undergo surgery, the Anesthesiologist will first administer a drug called ‘anaesthetic’. Anaesthetics reduce or prevent the pain during surgical procedures. The type of anaesthesia to be used depends on many factors like the procedure of your surgery and the health of the patient.
Types Of Anaesthesia
- Local anesthesia:numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert during the procedure.
- Conscious or intravenous (IV) sedation:uses a mild sedative to relax you and a pain medicine to relieve pain. You stay awake, but may not remember the procedure afterwards.
- Regional anesthesia:blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. Epidural anesthesia, which is sometimes used during childbirth, is a type of regional anesthesia.
- General anesthesia:acts on your whole body. You go to sleep and feel nothing. You have no memory of the procedure performed.
Anesthesiologists Have Key Roles In:
- Major Trauma
- Airway Management
- Critical Emergencies
- Continuity Of Care
- Critical Emergency Medicine
- Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine
- Air Ambulance
- Emergency Medical Services
- Cardiac Arrest Teams
- Rapid Response Teams
We at Khetarpal Hospital have an excellent team of expert anaesthesiologists with expert knowledge of all areas of medicine and surgery with a particular focus on surgical procedures and specialized in this highly refined, safe and effective field of medicine in order to promote and enhance recovery.
- Is Anaesthesia safe?
Anaesthesiologists at Khetarpal Hospital are specialists in their field and we ensure the highest level of safety measures. Anaesthetic medicines are considered safe and extremely effective.
- Does it have any side effects?
No, Anaesthesia does not have any side effects after the surgery or procedure. The purpose is to neutralize pain during the surgery and not beyond.
- Will it hurt during the surgery?
Once the right amount of anaesthetic dosage is given, the patient does not feel any pain during the surgery.
- Will the dosage be correct?
We ensure that the dosage given is of the right amount depending on the type of surgery being performed.
- Will I remember anything about the surgery?
Patients have no memory of the surgery and do not even have a recollection of having undergone complicated procedures.
- Does it hurt during local anaesthesia?
Patients may feel some amount of pain during local anaesthesia but it is not significant and the procedure can be performed relatively comfortably.