Anaesthesia & Critical Care
Anaesthesiology is a branch of medicine that allows safe usage of medical drugs to induce a reversible state of total or partial lack of responsiveness to surgical procedures so that they can be carried out smoothly without causing any distress and inconvenience to the patient.
The term Anaesthesia is derived from the Greek words ‘an’ meaning ‘without’ and ‘aesthesis’ meaning ‘sensation’. Thus anaesthesia literally means ‘without sensation’
Anaesthesiology and Anesthesiologist:
The Department of Anaesthesiology at SevenHills Hospital uses the most advanced safe and patient-focused techniques in the delivery of anaesthetic care. Our team of extremely skilled and well-experienced anesthesiologists aims to provide optimum quality patient care not only in the operation theatres but also beyond it by optimizing pre-operative patient status and providing comprehensive patient care during the early postoperative period.
Types of Anaesthetics :
If you have to undergo any surgery, your doctor will first administer you a drug called ‘anaesthetic’. Anaesthetics reduce or prevent pain during surgical procedures. There are four main types of anesthetics that are used in the healthcare industry. The type of anaesthesia to be used by your doctor depends on many factors like the procedure of your surgery and your current health.
Local anaesthesia: 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 pain medicine to relieve pain. You stay awake but may not remember the procedure afterwards.
Regional anaesthesia: blocks pain in an area of the body, such as an arm or leg. Epidural anaesthesia, which is sometimes used during childbirth is a type of regional anaesthesia.
General anaesthesia: acts on your whole body. You go to sleep and feel nothing. You have no memory of the procedure performed.