Anesthesia methods vary according to the characteristics of the patients and the surgeries in our hospital. Due to this, firstly, each patient is taken to the anesthesia polyclinic -inpatients are in their service- to be evaluated by an anesthesia specialist as surgery prep.
Without making any change in vital functions, a temporary loos of consciousness, loss of pain sensation (analgesia), abolition of reflexes and inactivity is provided. General anesthesia time can easily be extended by the duration of the surgery. Following the completion of the surgery, patients are awakened in a few minutes by cutting anesthesic agents.
The most common method is central blocks (epidural, spinal anesthesia, when both are applied at the same time: spinal-epidural anesthesia) or peripheral blocks. These processes can be applied according to the location and type of surgery. Unlike general anesthesia, the patient does not lose consciousness. The patient is aware of everything, but the pain sensation is removed. Epidural anesthesia is also used in the prevention of birth pains.
It is the method of drug administration through vascular access to relieve and calm the patient from fears
for minor surgical procedures, which are to be done with the help of local anesthesia, and painless procedures to help the diagnosis, and test procedures (such as endoscopy, colonoscopy).
Surgery – Post-Anesthesia Monitoring
The patient is taken to the waking room following the end of the surgery and awakening. The patient’s vital functions are monitored closely until he/she is transferred to the service room.
Intensive care unit of our hospital is a multidiscipliner unit equipped with advanced technology serving 24 hours to patients whose one or more than one organ is temporarily dysfunctional. The services given here intends to keep the patient alive until the root of the problem is taken care of. There are monitors where we monitor the vital functions of our patients and respirators at the bedsides of our intensive care unit.
Patient groups who are to be monitored at the Intensive Care
• Patients suffering from serious respiratory insufficiency
• Patients with severe heart failures
• Patients with severe kidney insufficiency
• Patients who experienced sudden stroke
• Patients with serious infection, namely septisemi
• Patients who experienced general body troumas
• Patients with neural system disseases ( Such as Myasthenia gravis, Gullain-Barre)
• Patients who require follow up after serious surgeries
• Overall failures due to aging
• Systemic insufficiencies due to malign diseases, etc.