Department of Anaesthesiology
With a dedicated team of skilled anaesthesiologists, intensive care experts and specially-trained nurses, the Department of Anaesthsiology at SLG Hospitals provides an all-encompassing range of services for all types of surgeries, trauma and other critical conditions. At SLG, our sole objective is to ensure a relaxed and painless experience for our patients while undergoing various surgeries and other procedures.
Advanced Knee / Shoulder Package
Knee Osteoarthritis Package
Back Pain Package
Bone Health Package
Anaesthesiology is the branch of medicine that specializes in minimizing pain and keeping the patient in a stable condition both during and after surgical procedures.
Anaesthesiology is mostly used in combination with almost all other branches of medicine as long as surgery and pain are involved. It is used in diagnostic procedures, abdominal and brain surgeries, obstetrics, and so on. It plays a crucial role to maintain patient’s safety during surgery and ensures least possible amount of discomfort for the patient.
The two most common types of anaesthetics used are local and general anaesthesia.
Local anaesthesia prevents the patient from feeling any pain in a specific part or region of the body, whereas General anaesthesia keeps the patient in a state of controlled unconsciousness, and not to feel pain, and also paralyzing the patient’s muscles so that he/she will not be able to move for.
Anaesthesiologists are considered as medical physicians with their core expertise in controlling pain. Before commencing a surgery, the surgeon along with the surgical team needs to evaluate the patient and consult the anaesthesiologist, and will then create a customized anaesthetic plan for the patient.
During a surgery, the anaesthesiologist does not play much of an active role in the procedure, but constantly monitors the patient’s condition and stays with the patient until the surgery is completed. Before the procedure ends, the anaesthesiologist typically gives the patient a fresh round of pain relievers to keep him/her comfortable upon regaining consciousness.
Patients usually meet an anesthesiologist in the following situations:
- When there is a medical emergency
- Before undergoing a surgical procedure
- Before undergoing a dental procedure
- Before childbirth, if the patient opts for painless childbirth
- For the treatment of acute and chronic pain
Some of the common side effects and risks of anaesthesia, include:
Dizziness | Nausea | Vomiting | A feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering | Temporary memory loss | Temporary effects on the patient’s concentration | Slowed reflexes | Bladder problems | Confusion | Bruising | Soreness | Sore throat | Breathing problems | Severe allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis | Regaining consciousness during the surgery (on rare occasions)