Anesthesiology is the practice of perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologist evaluates and optimizes the patient before surgery, provides pain relief and life support functions during surgery and takes care of the patient post-operatively till discharge from recovery area or surgical intensive care unit. Pain Medicine is a subspecialty of anesthesia to control acute as well as chronic pain due to various causes effectively. Critical Care Medicine is defined as the direct delivery by a physician of medical care for a critically ill or critically injured patient. A critical illness or injury acutely impairs one or more vital organ system such that there is high probability of imminent or life threatening deterioration in the patient’s condition.
There are mainly two kinds of anesthesia provided for the patients while undergoing surgery. They are:
During GA the patient will go off to sleep and will not be aware. This can be achieved by medications given either directly into the blood or through lungs.
In regional anesthesia only those parts of the body where procedure is done will be anesthetized by blocking the nerve conduction by local anesthetic medications. This can be topical block, peripheral nerve block, regional nerve block or central neuraxial block.
During anesthesia various physiological parameters like oxygen saturation, expired CO2 levels, inspired oxygen, heart rate, ECG, blood pressure and temperature are routinely monitored and maintained in the normal range. Advanced monitoring like pulmonary artery catheterization, continuous cardiac output, transesophageal echo are also available for use in patients with co-morbid diseases to increase the safety profile.
The Pain Management Center at Citizens Hospital serves patients with chronic, unrelieved and disabling pain. Our doctors restore function, improve quality of life and manage pain using a multidisciplinary that addresses medical, physical and psychological aspects of pain.
Pain is defined as a complex, unpleasant perception associated with tissue injury or disease process is as old as mankind. In fact, it is the commonest complaint which brings the patient to the hospital. Man has always been curious to find relief from this century old problem.
Any pain lasting more than 3-6 months is called chronic pain. Around 20-30% of world population suffers from chronic, unrelieved pain. It can be cancer pain, back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, joint pain, neuropathic (nerve related) pain, headache or persistent postoperative pain and many other pain syndromes.
We use state-of-art equipment and dedicated interventional procedure rooms. Our specially trained doctors, nurses and physiotherapists provide a one-stop solution to unresolved pain of virtually any origin. And we work closely with super-specialists across campus in a team-based approach. Our team strives to help patients return to their everyday activities quickly and without reliance on medications to do so.