Anesthesia is the science and the art of ensuring patient safety before, during, and after surgery. Anesthesia is not only to put the patient to sleep but to ensure his/her wellbeing, comfort, and optimal safety throughout the surgical journey.
Anesthetists are specialist doctors who are responsible for providing anesthesia to patients for operations and procedures. Anesthetists are known as perioperative physicians and their range of practice extends beyond anesthesia for surgery, including pain management and intensive care management. An anesthetic can be an injection in your vein, a gas that you breathe, an ointment, spray, or even drops.
The Anaesthesia Department at Fakeeh University Hospital has three core aims: Excellence in clinical care, The highest standards of Education & Training, and Evidence-Based Medicine. Among other notable facilities, the Department runs a 24-hour maternity service providing epidural pain relief to ensure pain-free delivery during labor, as well as a full range of anesthetic options for Caesarean sections.
Our pre-assessment services ensure that the patients undergoing surgery are fully optimized for their operation and that their general health is the best it can be prior to their admission.
Life-threatening conditions like a heart attack are treated here by an interventional cardiologist.
Other than examining the heart condition, a Cath Lab also provides services to electrophysiologists, neurologists, vascular surgeons, and interventional radiologists to perform procedures of a complex nature for a wide range of conditions – from a stroke to ruptured or bleeding blood vessels inside the body.
Immediately after the surgery, while gaining consciousness, you may:
Your doctor/medical team will be able to guide and help you to reduce these side effects.
Anesthesia is an important part of any medical procedure and is fairly common too. Most people will not have any adverse effects after the anesthesia. However, in some select groups of patients (depending on their overall health status & the success of the procedure), the effects may pose some adverse risks and/or some after-effects.
According to the Royal College of Anaesthetists, UK, the following are some of the after-effects, descending in their occurrence:
Certain lifestyle habits and conditions may also play a role and increase your risk factor, like:
Experienced in multiple medical specialities