What is Anesthesia?
Anesthesiology is the name of a branch of science that includes a range of medical applications, including pre- and post-operative procedures, designed to ensure that the patient is free of pain, comfort and endurance during surgery.
How Many Types of Anesthesia Are There?
If the patient is completely unconscious under anesthesia, this is called “General Anesthesia.. Many drugs are used for general anesthesia. These are drugs used in the vein, as well as gases used with oxygen. Necessary drugs are selected according to the characteristics of each patient. In the past years, the ether, which is commonly used and identified with anesthesia, has not been used in recent years; it has been replaced by other medicines developed with modern medical technology that gives much better results.
Part of the body; (arm, leg, chest, etc.) to be anesthetized by needle "Regional Anesthesia" is called. There are varieties such as spinal, epidural, nerve block.
In small surgical procedures, only the part of the procedure is anesthetized. Your anesthesiologist will be there for you if your vital functions need to be monitored or calmed down.
Your anesthesiologist and you While the anesthesiologist is working, the patient doesn't know what she's doing and how she's helping her because she's asleep. It is always there for you, including before and after the operation.
Examines your health status. He will visit you in your room, tell you what to do and answer your questions. Suggests examination, treatment and care. He makes you take the medication before anesthesia. According to the results of the examinations and your disease selects the most appropriate anesthesia method.
During the operation:
It gives you the necessary medicines so that you don't feel pain in the surgery, controls the regular functioning of your heart and lungs, makes the necessary treatments for these and other organs to work well, gives you serum, blood and other medicines.
You are unaware of all the work that your anesthesiologist has done to make the surgeon's job easier and keep you alive!
During the surgery, your anesthesiologist is with you and your nearest protector is the guardian of your entire being. When you have an anesthesiologist at your head, your surgeon knows that your care is in safe hands and puts all his attention to his own work.
The anesthesiologist is responsible not only to put you to sleep, but also to wake you up. Another important task of his is to get rid of the effects of the medications you take during the surgery, to prepare and apply the necessary care and treatments to prevent you from feeling pain after surgery and to stay healthy. In recent years, postoperative pain has been relieved by the anesthesiologist using a method that is under your control (patient controlled analgesia). All this shows that under appropriate conditions, anesthesia performed by people with sufficient information is extremely safe and will provide you with comfort during the operation and more importantly, you will endure the operation. Anesthesiologists have an active and primary role in this area because of their experience in eliminating pain during surgery. Many methods have been developed to control postoperative acute pain, painless delivery and treatment of chronic pain that cannot be relieved.