The Department of Anesthesiology is one of the key units of our hospital as it offers its services to all departments, including the surgical, internal medicine and laboratory sector. It is staffed with experienced anesthesiologists with special training and expertise in all areas of Anesthesiology (e.g., Cardiac Surgery, Neurosurgery, regional anesthesia, major abdominal surgical procedures, Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, ENT, etc.).
The Anesthesiology Department meets the needs of Henry Dunant Hospital Center 24/7 for both scheduled and emergency surgical cases, for sedation administration to aid the performance of diagnostic tests (e.g., endoscopies, MRIs, bone marrow biopsies, etc.) as well as for the immediate intervention in emergency situations (e.g., cardiac arrest). The department undertakes the preoperative assessment and preparation of surgical patients, as well as the intraoperative care and safe recovery in the post-anesthesia care unit. It provides the patients’ postoperative analgesic treatment, choosing from a wide range of advanced technical and medical treatment options. It features and applies the most advanced monitoring and care methods, depending on the patient’s individual needs, contributing to the best outcome of the surgical intervention.
- Includes patient’s preoperative assessment, intraoperative anesthesia administration in all phases of the intervention, patient awakening and post-anesthesia care as well as the patient’s transfer to the common hospital ward, his/her discharge from the hospital (for outpatients) or patient’s transfer to the Intensive Care Unit, where close monitoring of the patient by the Anesthesiologist and Intensivists is imperative. Regarding the Hospital’s cardiac arrest cases, the anesthesiologists are notified by a specific code alarm and the Anesthesiologist in charge of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation team implements immediate and effective CPR until the transfer of the patient to the Intensive Care Unit.
- The Anesthesiology Department is staffed by qualified anesthesiologists for the individual surgical divisions, who cover the scheduled and emergency surgical cases in the following areas:
- General Surgery and major surgical procedures of the liver, biliary tract and the pancreas
- Head and neck surgery, ENT and maxillofacial surgery