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Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology at Manipal Hospitals aids patients with pre-operative care, to reduce pain during surgeries, for both minimally invasive and complex open surgeries. It works in tandem with other departments and offers general anesthesia, local anesthesia, pain medicine, intensive care medicine and critical emergency medicine.

Anesthesiology

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Why Manipal?

Manipal Hospitals' anesthesiologists are one of the most respected practitioners in the hospital. They manage the breathing and airway, drug and fluid balance, and all the vital functions during surgeries, meaning they are responsible for a patient's life during operation. Their immense expertise on the surgical table makes the procedure uncomplicated for the patient and undemanding for the surgeons.

Treatment & Procedures

Local Anesthesia

This type of anesthesia is administered by spray, injection or as an ointment. The surgical area alone is made numb. It is mainly used for outpatient procedures such as hand or foot surgery.

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Regional Anesthesia

This is a form of anesthesia used to numb a particular portion of the body, for instance, epidural or spinal anesthesia or nerve block anesthesia.

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General Anesthesia

This form of anesthesia allows a specific procedure or surgery to be performed on the patient while they are unconscious. Vital signs and organ functions will be closely monitored during this period of time. Pain medication will be administered to reduce the body’s stress responses to surgery. This helps speed up recovery after surgery. Patients will…

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The different types of Anesthisia are:

  • General Anesthesia: Where the patient is kept asleep and pain-free throughout the procedure using continuous administration of anaesthetics. At the end of the surgery, the effect of anaesthetics is reversed and he/she is woken up
  • Regional Anesthesia: Where the patient is awake but the part to be operated upon is made temporarily numb using an injection of local anesthetics. If the injection is made into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord, it is called spinal anesthesia. If local anesthetics are injected around the sheath covering the spinal cord, it is called epidural anesthesia. If the injection is made around individual nerve groups, it is called plexus block
  • Monitored Anesthesia Care: Some surgeries can be done using local anesthesia where the injection is made immediately around the part to be operated upon. This is suitable for relatively minor surgeries. However, if there is a worry that the patient can get anxious or that the surgery might be more extensive than anticipated, anesthetists are requested to be 'stand-by' to administer sedation, pain relief or anesthesia as required.

The Anesthesiology department is a busy department catering to over 25 different specialties on a daily basis. An anesthesiologist allows you to undergo the surgery safely and comfortably, they aid in pain management and good pain management leads to better surgical outcomes and helps in recovery by reducing postoperative complications.

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Facilities & Services

Department of Anesthesiology offers care and expertise to the following:

1. Pain management

2. Cardiac anesthesia

3. Pediatric anesthesia

4. Neuro anesthesia

5. Obstetric anesthesia

6. Critical care medicine

7. Hospice and palliative medicine

FAQ's

There are three types of anesthesia; local, regional, and general. Local anesthesia is specific; a small area of the body is numbed while one is conscious or awake. Regional anesthesia is administered to numb a specific region of nerves on the body. The patient may be awake/ conscious or receive a sedative for a light sleep during the operation. The patient may remember parts of the procedure but should be free of pain. General anesthesia is a state of regulated unconsciousness that results in a loss of body sensation through anesthetic drugs, such as gases or vapors inhaled through a mask or breathing tube or drugs given through an IV. It is rare for patients to have any memory during general anesthesia.

If you are thinking about surgical options for any of your problems, contact us today for better surgical solutions and management. We offer the least invasive and one of the most affordable treatment options in the country. Book an appointment with one of our specialists today and live a pain-free and healthy life.

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