Anesthesia eliminates pain and unpleasant sensations during intervention. It will be applied to prevent you from feeling what is done during the surgical procedure. Anesthesiologist is a doctor who closely monitors your vital functions throughout the surgery and intervenes and responds to emerging medical problems. For this reason, he/she gathers information about your medical history, examines if necessary, asks for analysis and consultation. Different anesthesia methods can be used according to the region to be operated. (general anesthesia, regional anesthesia: -epidural or spinal anesthesia, peripheral nerve blocks, local anesthesia)
When you enter the operating room:
1- you will be given a serum through your vein (with a needle into the surface of your hand or on your arm)
2- electrodes will be attached to your chest to observe your heart.
3- a device similar to a clothespin will be attached on your finger, it shows the oxygenation of blood
4- to watch your blood pressure, your arm will be fitted with a blood pressure monitor.
Apart from these, there may be special applications deemed required by your anesthesiologist. You will be given detailed information about these applications.
I. General Anesthesia
General anesthesia is a controlled way of removing consciousness and all senses by a doctor. When the effect of anesthesia medications is eliminated, your consciousness is recovered. You will be provided with a mixture of oxygen and anesthetic drugs to be inhaled from the mask or the medication to be injected into your vein. Your vital functions will be continuously monitored during your surgery. After the operation is over, you will be awakened by discontinuation of medications other than oxygen. Then you will be taken to your room.
II. Regional Anesthesia
According to the nature of the area to be anesthetized, anesthesia drugs are administered directly to the nerve fibers with a special needle.
The most commonly used types of regional anesthesia are:
Peripheral nerve blocks.
III. Surface (local) Anesthesia
V. Combined Anesthesia
Regional nerve block
Pain control with regional methods
Epidural and spinal catheter application
Epidural and spinal combined anesthesia
Doctor of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Department