Anaesthesia Care Centre at Evercare Hospital Dhaka
Department of Anaesthesia of Evercare Hospital offers a wide range of cutting-edge anaesthetic, perioperative and pain management services to patients of all ages for a broad spectrum of surgical, medical and diagnostic procedures.
Our aim is to provide superlative comprehensive anaesthesia care throughout the perioperative period using the latest cutting-edge anaesthesia technique, aided by state-of-the-art equipments, latest anaesthetic agents, along with the most modern monitoring devices and supervised by a team of top class highly qualified anesthesiologists of the country. Our dynamic, trained, skilled and experienced anaesthesiologists ensure that you receive an anaesthesia plan tailored to your needs, providing maximum patient safety and comfort.
Our vigilant care does not start or stop with the often-challenging anaesthesia management during the actual surgical or medical procedures; we also work with experts of other associated fields in order to bring about a total care consisting of preoperative evaluation, perioperative management and a very efficient postanaesthetic observation/management system.
In fact, we can take some pride for being very successful in running all the components of the above mentiones care with utmost watchfulness. Our Post Anaesthesia Care Unit is adequately staffed, equipped and can act as a hold area for transferring patients to any other critical care area (ICU/CCU/HDU), if needed. The department covers anaesthesia support for all surgical specialties, with the exception of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia. In addition, the department offers Pre-Anaesthesia Check-up (PAC).
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- What is PAC?
- WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ANAESTHESIA USED?
- HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR ANAESTHESIA?
- WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
- WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
- WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ANAESTHESIA?
- WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF ANAESTHESIA?
What is PAC?
Pre-anesthesia check-up is a pre-condition for safe anaesthesia. Prior to administration of any type of anaesthesia, the patient has to be checked up by an anesthesiologist. In pre-anesthesia check-up the following are done:
- Patient history and physical examination
- Investigations in laboratory, imaging and others, as necessary
- Set questionnaire to be answered by patient
- Explaining to patient and then obtaining informed consent
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ANAESTHESIA USED?
The main types of anaesthesia are local, regional, and general.
- Local anaesthesia numbs the part of your body where you will have the surgery. It is for simple procedures such as sewing up a cut or removing a skin growth.
- Regional anaesthesia can be used for more extensive procedures than local anaesthesia. Two major types of regional anaesthesia are spinal and epidural.
- Spinal anaesthesia is given with the anaesthetic through a needle in your spine. The drug takes effect quickly and blocks pain in the lower body. It may be used for many operations below the navel, such as rectal, bladder, and prostate operations, as well as operations on the legs.
- Epidural anaesthesia may be used for many of the same procedures for which spinal anaesthesia is used. It is also given with a needle in the back. The dose is adjusted so that the nerves that transmit pain are blocked, but you keep the ability to move. In some cases a thin tube, or catheter, may be placed at the site of injection to treat pain for several days after surgery.
- General anaesthesia relaxes your muscles, puts you to sleep, and prevents you from feeling pain. It will also prevent you from remembering the operation. The anaesthetic may be given intravenously (IV) or as a gas inhaled through a breathing mask or tube plus intravenous medicines.
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR ANAESTHESIA?
Preparation for anaesthesia varies depending on the kind of procedure you are having. Follow the instructions your Consultant gives you. Make sure your consultant knows what medicines you take and about any allergies or health problems you have. An anaesthesiologist may talk with you.
He or she may recommend the type of anaesthetic that may work best for you and the procedure you are having. Anesthesiologists often ask for further investigations and/or consultation(s) from other specialists depending on the type of surgery and associated medical conditions.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?
- Local anaesthesia is usually given by injecting a specific part of your body with a medicine that numbs the nerves. It can sometimes be given as nose drops or spray.
- You may be given a sedative with a local or regional anaesthetic to relax you and reduce anxiety. The sedative may cause you to fall asleep. Spinal anaesthetic is injected through a small needle into the fluid-filled space surrounding your spinal cord. Epidural anaesthetic is injected just outside the sac that contains your spinal fluid.
- If you are having general anaesthesia, drugs may be given through a mask covering your nose and mouth. Sometimes, insertion of a breathing tube through your throat may become necessary for several surgical procedures after anaesthesia is induced. To do this, a special kind of drug called “muscle relaxant” is used in addition to anaesthetic agents. The tube helps you to get adequate oxygen and other gaseous anaesthetic agents down to your lungs for maintaining safe anaesthesia. The tube will be removed before you wake up after the surgery.
During the whole procedure, your heart rate, blood pressure, oxygenation and state of breathing are continuously monitored so that any abnormal deviation can be remedied immediately. However, during recovery from anaesthesia, a very temporary disorientation and dry mouth may be present until the effect of the drugs wears off.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Each procedure or type of surgery requires different follow-up. Check with your Consultant about what you need to do.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ANAESTHESIA?
Anaesthesia helps to relieve pain and to create numbness or a state of unconsciousness during surgery.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF ANAESTHESIA?
Risks from local and regional anaesthesia:
- You may feel some minor discomfort because the anaesthetic may not numb the area enough.
- You may have an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic, causing fever, nausea, vomiting, swelling, hives, or trouble breathing.
- Although very rare (according to global record), you may have long-term damage to the nerve
- You may experience difficulty in breathing because sometimes local anaesthetic agents affect some nerves of breathing
All these conditions have internationally accepted management plan.
Risks from general anaesthesia:
- After the anaesthesia, you may have nausea and vomiting, sore throat, dry mouth, and muscle pain.
- You may feel tightness in the chest, especially if you have a heart or chest condition preoperatively
- You may have irregular heartbeat, along with confusion, on rare occasions
- You may have pain in the area of surgical procedure
These are temporary problems; Post Anaesthetic Care Unit staffs are aware of these conditions and are trained to manage them accordingly with the help of relevant physicians. Discuss with your Consultant any concerns you may have regarding anaesthesia.
IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT TESTS/PROCEDURES/SURGERIES, YOUR REPORTS & BILLING ENQUIRIES
- To schedule a test/investigation, please call the relevant OPD front desks.
- Your lab investigation samples are to be deposited in the Sample Collection Room located in the hospital’s atrium, which is open on working days (Saturday-Thursday) from 7.00 am to 10:00 pm, and on Fridays and holidays from 7.00 am to 3.00 pm.
- Your investigation reports can be collected from Report Delivery Room by showing the receipt of payment. The hospital shall not be responsible for reports not collected within 30 days after the tests were done. Report Delivery Room is also located in the hospital’s atrium, and is open on working days (Saturday-Thursday) from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm, and on Fridays and holidays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
- You will not be able to collect your investigation reports without your receipt of payment. If you have lost your receipt, you may collect a duplicate copy from our Billing Executives (Corporate Desk, Atrium – level 1).
- You can request duplicate copy of your investigation reports from the Report Delivery Room, inclusive of BDT 100 additional charge.
- Procedures & Surgeries:
- If you are interested in undergoing a procedure or surgery, please see our relevant Consultant first.
- To search for a Consultant, go to Find a Consultant page and for appointments, go to Make an Appointment
- In-patient Reports
- A Discharge Summary is provided to a patient upon his/her discharge from the hospital. A discharge summary is a summary of the events during hospitalization of the patient. It outlines the patient’s chief complaint, the diagnostic findings, the therapy administered and the patient’s response to it, and recommendations on discharge.
- To request for detailed in-patient medical reports or to make an insurance claim, refer to our Medical Report
- For queries on charges, contact our Billing Department (Corporate Desk, Atrium – level 1) or call/e-mail our Billing Executives:
Mr. Taslimur Rahman:
AGM – Financial Operation
Phone : +88-02-8431661-5; Ext-1353
(From 9 am to 5 pm –Except Holidays)