Anesthesia is a medical specialization that aims at the relief of pain before, during, and after an operation. The medications administered are known as anesthesia, and the doctor who is qualified to give this medication is referred to as an anesthesiologist.
At Medicover Hospitals, we have a dedicated medical team of the best anesthesiologists, intensive care specialists, and experienced paramedical staff who provide a wide variety of healthcare services for all sorts of operations, trauma, and other critical conditions. All the healthcare personnel are certified by ALS/BLS (Advanced Life Support/Basic Life Support).
Our anesthesiologists are involved in various other medical procedures, such as carrying out assessments in critical care units, dealing with emergencies, and giving advice about pain management to patients.
We are focused to provide our patients with comfortable and pain-free hospital stay during their treatment. Our highly experienced doctors, assisted by specially trained clinical personnel, ensure that you receive the finest care possible and lead a healthy life.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is anesthesiology?
Anesthesiology is medical care that gives relief from pain before, during and after any surgical procedure.
Who is an anesthesiologist?
An anesthesiologist is a highly qualified doctor who specializes in giving anesthesia. Anesthesiologists are medics who specialize in peri and post-operative care, anesthetic planning, and administration.
Do anesthesiologists perform surgery on patients?
No, they don't perform surgery on patients. Anesthesiologists are medical professionals who have been trained to provide and manage anesthesia during a surgical procedure. They also monitor the patient's breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure during the surgery.
What does an anesthesiologist do?
During any surgery, the key tasks of an anesthesiologist are to: Maintain a continuous medical evaluation of the patient and monitor vital signs in the patient.
Is taking anesthesia painful?
No, anesthesia is not painful. It can be given as a:
Gas that a patient breathes in through a mask
A liquid that's injected into the patient's veins through a cannula.
The anesthetic drug will show its effect very fast, and the patient will start feeling lightheaded before unconsciousness within a minute.
What are the side effects of anesthesia?
Does anesthetic put you to sleep?
General anesthesia, used for major surgeries, induces loss of consciousness, puts you in a deep sleep, and renders you immobile so that the surgeon can perform the surgery.
How long does anesthesia last?
Anesthetic drug stays in your bloodstream for up to 24 hours, depending on the type of operation done and the anesthesia used for it. Do not drive or do any risky work unless advised by the doctor.