The department of Uro/Nephro-Anesthesia has skilled Anaesthesiologists who have been working in this field for over 20 years. They are specialized in managing newborn children, adults, and patients with renal failure, who require interventions and surgery. The department is also well-equipped with the required monitoring equipment to support tertiary care Urology.
The word ‘anaesthesia’ means ‘without feeling pain’. It refers to a variety of methods used to make an operation painless for the patient.
The Anaesthetist will interview you prior to your surgery to determine the best combination of drugs and dosages for you and also to determine how much monitoring would be required during the procedure to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. He will ask you regarding:
Pain management in the post-operative period is one of the vital functions performed by the Anaesthetist to keep the patient pain-free and as comfortable as possible during recovery.
Various pain-relieving techniques are used:
The role of the Anesthesiologist in the OR is to:
Depending upon the type of surgery and the patient’s medical condition, the Anesthesiologist will decide upon the anaesthetic technique (such as for paediatric patients, patients with renal failure, for renal transplant surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and for geriatric patients).
This technique provides pain relief as well as relief of anxiety that may accompany some treatment or diagnostic tests. When the patient is administered sedation analgesia, the patient may be drowsy but he or she may be aware of his or her surroundings. This technique is used for:
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