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.
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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.
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
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.
Anesthesia is a combination of medicines that put you in an unconscious state before surgery or any other medical procedure. You don’t feel any pain or discomfort under anesthesia. It is given and monitored by a doctor who specializes in anesthesia called anesthesiologist.
There are four types of anesthesia:
General Anesthesia: It is used in major operations, makes you unconscious and unable to move.
Sedation: It is usually used for minimally invasive surgery, it blocks pain and makes you drowsy.
Regional Anesthesia: It numbers the large part of the body while you remain awake such as epidural or nerve block.
Local anesthesia: It numbs a small area of the body for minor procedures.
Anesthesia itself is very safe, the risks are associated with the type of procedure you are underging and your overall health. People undergoing major operations are at increased risk of postoperative confusion, pneumonia, stroke and heart attack. Some factors that can increase the risk of complications during the surgery include:
High blood pressure
History of adverse reactions to anesthesia
Manipal Hospitals is the best anesthesiology hospital in Bangalore with a team of skilled and best anesthesia doctors offering services in pain management, general anesthesia, pediatric and congenital heart anesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesia and critical care.
Avoid any food or fluids before surgery. It is necessary to avoid food six hours before surgery and fluids two hours before surgery. The doctor may ask you to take some medicines during the time of fasting. Avoid medicines such as aspirin, over the counter blood thinners for at least a week before the surgery. Discuss your diet with the doctor to avoid any complications
After administering anesthesia into your body, you might experience nausea or vomiting, sore throat, and grogginess. If you have any doubt about the side-effects or risks of anesthesia then consult the best anesthesiologist in Bangalore at Manipal Hospitals.
After so many technological advancements in the procedures, there is still a risk for some complications after surgery: The risks include:
Heart attack or stroke
No, you just remain unconscious and sleepy after anesthesia. The anesthesiologist places a tube in the mouth and nose to make sure that you breathe properly during the procedure.
The time duration varies depending on the type of anesthesia:
IV pain medication may last for up to 8 hours
A nerve block may last up to 12-24 hours
Spinal blocks can help manage pain for 24-48 hours
Epidurals will last up to 4-5 days
Yes, the anesthesia doctor stays by your side to check and maintain your vital signs and breathing throughout the surgery. They also ensure that you get to receive the right dose of anesthesia throughout the surgery to avoid any discomfort or pain.
The doctor may give anesthesia through injection, inhalation, topical lotion, spray, eye drops or skin patches.
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.