✦ Anesthesiology and Reanimation
At EMOT and EMOT Plus Hospitals, anaesthesiologists examine the patient, and make sure that the tests and consultations necessary for the surgery preparation are completed before the operation. During the surgical procedure, they continuously monitor life functions of the patient and try to keep them within required limits for the patient. After the surgery, they manage the general condition of the patient, follow the laboratory tests and nutritional adequacy, and find solutions for problems likely to arise during the stay in the unit.
✦ In order to choose the appropriate anaesthesia technique, we take your preferences into consideration as well.
There are many types of anaesthesia that can be used for patients who will have an operation. Considering the surgical scale, time, general condition of the patient and preferences of the trio of patient-surgeon-anaesthetist, one of the alternatives of local, general or regional anesthesia, or a combination of them can be administered.
What is Local Anaesthesia?
Local Anaesthesia is the injection of a local anaesthetic agent, which will prevent sensitivity to pain, typically to a small area (onyxis, etc.), or only to the surgical area (trigger finger, removing a small superficial mass, etc.).
What is General Anaesthesia?
It is the technique where the patient is put in a complete sleep-like state during surgery. As it does not affect or contribute to relieving pain disturbing the patients especially after surgeries of upper extremities, it is not preferred by our anaesthesia team to be used without a combination.
What is Regional Anaesthesia (Nerve Blocks)?
It is making specific parts of the body numb by injecting a local anaesthetic agent to areas near the nerves by means of a special needle.
What are the Proven Advantages of Regional Anaesthesia?
Numbing only a certain part of your body with regional anaesthesia administration has proven to have the following advantages in some surgical procedures:
- It decreases blood clot formation and blood loss.
- It causes less nausea.
- It ensures earlier recovery.
- Fewer narcotics are used.
- Quality of postoperative pain relief can be higher.