Gleneagles Global Hospitals has one of the best team of Anaesthetists and Intensivists with many years of experience in providing patient care before, during, and after the surgery. Apart from providing anesthesia services, the Global anesthesiologists are responsible for providing critical care services. The Centre for Anesthesia & Critical Care at Gleneagles Global Hospitals is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging and various diagnostic services. Patient safety, survival and recovery are the foremost objectives of the Centre; and to meet this objective, the Centre maintains high-standards of infection free environment, modern devices for administering anesthesia, and many other vitals monitoring gadgets that form the core of our innovative critical care service.
The team of anesthesiologists is adept at various kinds of anesthesia based on the pre-surgical assessment and the surgery type. The anesthesia specialists conduct a pre-anesthesia work up to know the patients’ suitability of anesthesia. Post surgery, the specialists also follow-up with the patients to ensure that the recovery from anesthesia is uneventful with minimal pain and discomfort.
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The anesthesia department is well-equipped with the latest technology. The three main types of anesthesia we provide are:
The local anesthesia is used to numb the nerves of a small and specific part of the body. This type of anesthesia is generally administered through injection and used for relatively simple surgical procedures. For example, if surgery is to be performed in the left leg, then local anesthesia numbs only the left leg without affecting the other parts of the body. Sometimes local anesthesia is also given in the form of gels, sprays and ointments. Below are few instances where local anesthesia is generally used.
Some persons may experience temporary side effects of this type anesthesia, such as blurred vision, muscle twitching, dizziness, weakness etc. But, these effects remain for a brief stint of time and fades away with proper rest.
The regional anesthesia is used to block a group of nerves to desensitize a larger area of the body that requires more invasive surgery. Two kinds of techniques may be implemented under this category of anesthesia; first one is Epidural and Spinal anesthesia, in which the anesthetics are injected with great precision at appropriate points on the back. The other technique, known as peripheral nerve block, is deployed to numb the areas of body extremities that need surgery.
Regional anesthesia is typically used for the surgical procedures such as resection of organs (stomach, intestine, prostate,), Cesarean procedures, Ortho and Joint surgeries etc.
Person under regional anesthesia may or may not be awake depending on the need of surgery and individual pre-surgery assessment. Depending upon the need the person may be given mild/moderate/deep sedative.
The general anesthesia affects the entire body and induces a state of unconsciousness. This kind of anesthesia is used for extensive surgical procedures that run for longer period of time. Here, the team of anesthetists continuously monitor and administer the anesthesia based on pre-surgical assessment and also assessment during the surgery. The person under this kind of sedation has no awareness or sensations of the procedure being carried out. This type of anesthesia is administered in the form of gas through breathing mask or intravenously (IV) as liquid.
Skillful administration and monitoring of general anesthesia by a qualified team of anesthetists is very crucial during life critical surgeries of major organs of the body. Procedures such as Brain tumor removal, Heart valve repair and replacement, Organ transplant etc. are performed under this kind of anesthesia.
General anesthesia may have impact on memory, concentration and reflexes for first couple of days. Hence, a sensible person should accompany the patient throughout the period of recovery.