In simple terms, Anaesthesia is the loss of sensation, especially the sensation of touch and pain. It can be generalised (affecting the entire body usually accompanied by loss of consciousness) or local (affecting limited areas of the body).
Anaesthesia embraces a variety of medical interventions. It has evolved tremendously since the 1800's when the properties of various anaesthetic drugs where discovered based on the trials of that era. It is now a more calculated science based speciality. It allows surgery to be performed without pain, therefore, minimising the deleterious effects these may have on patients. Some common complications of poorly prepared and managed patients include: heart attacks, blood pressure elevation or swings, stroke and hormone imbalances to mention a few.
It is common knowledge that many patients are not provided basic safe anaesthetics during surgery in many centres. A balance between type of surgery and kind of anaesthesia is poorly achieved in such hospital settings. Lagoon Hospital provides cheerful accessible highly skilled Anaesthetic practitioners that are quick to establish rapport with their patients' perioperatively. Some types of Anaesthesia include:
Lagoon Hospital insists and ensures that high safety standards are sustained. As recommended worldwide, patient monitoring is a prerequisite for safe anaesthetic delivery. It confidently utilises standard current day Hi - Tech monitoring facilities which keeps surgical procedures on track. Services: " Perioperative anaesthetic care " Chronic Pain Management " Pain Free Labour (epidural analgesia) " Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit coverage manned by competent staff .