At GNDSSH, Department of Anesthesiology, our mission is to excel in all aspects of Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Critical Care.
Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and the total care of the surgical patient before, during, and after surgery. Without anesthesia, many of modern medicine’s greatest benefits would not exist. All the patients are touched by the science of anesthesiology and the skill and dedication of their anesthesiologist.
The anesthesiologist is the perioperative physician who provides medical care to patients throughout their surgical experience. This includes evaluating the patient before surgery (preoperative), consulting with the surgeon, providing pain control and monitoring life functions during surgery (intraoperative), supervising care after surgery (postoperative), and medically discharging the patient from the recovery unit.
GNDSSH has a world class anesthesiology department. We deliver anesthetic services in almost all the clinical locations, including inpatient and ambulatory operating rooms, labor and birth, the Surgical Intensive Care and Cardiothoracic Intensive Care units, the preoperative pain service.
Because of their specialty training and vast experience in controlling pain during surgery, anesthesiologists are uniquely qualified to prescribe and administer drug therapies or perform special techniques for acute, chronic and cancer pain. Here are two of the most common areas in which anesthesiologists treat pain:
Acute Pain Management: In addition to relief of a patient’s pain during a surgical procedure, it is equally important for the patient’s comfort and well-being to receive adequate pain relief postoperatively. Anesthesiologists are responsible for ensuring that a patient’s pain is under control before they are discharged from the PACU. An anesthesiologist may prescribe specific pain medications or perform specialized procedures to maximize patient comfort, which helps to minimize stress on the patient’s heart and blood pressure. The techniques that are best suited for each individual patient are chosen to allow for proper rest and healing.