Anesthesia and Reanimation
As the Güven Family, our common goal is to elevate our patients' care and quality of life to the highest possible level. To achieve this, we implement all anesthesia applications provided by modern medicine in our operating rooms, catering to patients of all age groups.
What are the types of anesthesia?
Anesthesia comes in various forms, including general, regional, local anesthesia, and sedation applications.
Temporary loss of consciousness and a decrease in reflex activity without a change in vital functions is referred to as general anesthesia. The application of general anesthesia prevents the patient's awareness during surgery, provides comfort by eliminating pain, and facilitates surgical intervention by suppressing reflex activity and inducing muscle relaxation. The purpose of general anesthesia is to create suitable surgical conditions. However, ensuring the patient's health and safety throughout the surgery is also the responsibility of the anesthesia specialist.
It is used in various operations, especially in childbirth. Regional anesthesia, including spinal and epidural anesthesia, can be applied in normal childbirth and cesarean section. With these applications, collectively known as regional anesthesia, the patient remains conscious without feeling any pain.
Most commonly used in childbirth operations, it is also preferred for surgical procedures below the level of the spine. Spinal anesthesia, often used in cesarean section, allows the mother to be free of pain or discomfort during childbirth. An injection is made into the epidural space in the lower back, providing a sensation of numbness from the chest downwards, ensuring that the patient does not feel pain. This type of anesthesia allows the mother to hold her baby in her arms immediately after giving birth
In this type of anesthesia, numbness is achieved by injecting into the epidural space with a thin tube called a catheter, and the sensation of pain is completely suppressed within approximately 15 minutes. It is also used to eliminate the sensation of labor pains and is commonly employed in both normal and cesarean deliveries.
Combined Spinal Epidural Anesthesia
Both anesthesia methods are applied together. Initially, spinal injection is performed, followed by epidural anesthesia with the help of a catheter. This method is frequently preferred by expectant mothers. Since the mother remains conscious after childbirth, she can hold her baby comfortably and painlessly.
The choice of anesthesia among these methods is made collaboratively by the patient's doctor, an anesthesia specialist, and the patient.
Often confused with regional anesthesia, local anesthesia involves numbing only the area where the procedure is performed using various anesthesia drugs. It is commonly used for tooth extraction, circumcision, various dermatological procedures, and aesthetic interventions.
Anesthesia administration can be carried out by doctors who have received training in anesthesia and resuscitation as part of their medical education. Anesthesia technicians and anesthesia nurses, who are trained to assist during surgery, are also crucial members of the team.
With an unwavering team spirit, our experienced and dynamic staff is present in the operating room, inpatient floors, clinics, Gastroenterology Endoscopy Unit, Radiology, Angiography Units, and our Pain Clinic—basically, wherever our patients need us. You can feel the constant positivity in our smiles, even beneath our masks.