Are you scheduled for an Anaesthetic procedure?

If you are having a planned operation, a diagnostic test or other treatment under anaesthesia, your general health will be assessed by a doctor who has specialist training in anaesthesia (anaesthetist). The anaesthetist will take your medical history, including major illnesses, any previous surgeries, regular and acute medications and routine screening tests when indicated. The objectives of this evaluation include developing a management strategy for perioperative anaesthetic care and obtaining informed consent for the anaesthetic plan. 

During the pre-anaesthetic evaluation, the anaesthetist will seek your fears and concerns to allay your anxiety in order to make your experience as calm as possible in a highly professional and safe environment.

Consequently, the anaesthetist will discuss the type of anaesthetic (general anaesthesia, sedation, regional anaesthesia such as spinal and epidural anaesthetics or a single peripheral nerve block) that is best for you and for your operation aiming your well-being, according to the highest level of general development.

Your anaesthetist is responsible for your safety throughout your surgery. Therefore your vital functions, including blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, temperature and level of consciousness will be continuously monitored.

At the end of your procedure, you will be taken to the recovery room to provide close monitoring and care to your recovering from anaesthesia. Every effort will be made to minimize post-operative pain, nausea, vomiting and shivering in order to allow you an uneventful stay. 

We hope to contribute for a satisfying hospital experience and a fast recovery which will let you return as soon as possible to your familial, social and professional life.