Thursday, January 11, 2018

Anesthesia: Surgery and Post-care

Anesthesia is used to induce a temporary state of unconsciousness, to have a surgical procedure without feeling any pain. 

There are 2 main types of anesthesia used by ID Hospital for surgeries.

General anesthesia: suppresses central nervous system activity and results in unconsciousness and total lack of sensation. This is used for facial bone surgeries, some lifting surgeries and breast augmentation.

Local anesthesia with sedation: blocks transmission of nerve impulses between a targeted part of the body and the central nervous system, causing loss of sensation in the targeted body part. Sedation is administered at the same time to put the patient in a temporary state of unconsciousness. This is used for surgeries which do not require general anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia required by the patient is evaluated by ID Hospital’s board-certified anesthesiologistsThey assess the patient’s condition to select the appropriate anesthesia drug for safe surgery.

Stationed 24 hours and be responsible for our patients’ safety
id Hospital’s Safe Anesthesia System

For the safety of our patients, our board-certified anesthesiologists stay with patients throughout the entire surgery process, from before surgery to full recovery after surgery. Moreover, with our high-tech equipment that can monitor patients’ condition, we provide safe environment throughout the entire surgery process with a thorough safety control.

Safe Surgery Management

Prior to entering the surgery room, we use air shower system used in university hospitals for sterilization up to 99.9%. Using a central control system, we check all patients’ condition multiple times during surgery to ensure the patient will have a safe surgery.

Patients usually get nervous or afraid before surgery, so ID Hospital uses anesthesia preparation room for such people. In the room, patients meet their anesthesia specialists and nurses for their surgery, and they go to sleep after everything is prepared.

Post-surgery, the patient is moved to a recovery room and then to the ward. If the patient has undergone general anesthesia, they are instructed not to fall asleep or drink water for 6 hours, until the effects of the anesthesia are gone. 

Post-surgery instructions are given and a translator will go over the instructions with you, about the following:

1.      The medication, and the cleaning process for the surgical area
2.      The level of activity allowed and what is not allowed
3.      What types of foods to eat
If you are not sure about any of the information given, ask questions and do not leave without making sure you understood all the instructions.

ID Hospital, where happier faces are discovered.

(from facial bone to eyes and nose plastic surgery)
Telephone : +82-2-3496-9787 / +82-2-3496-9783
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