The Department of Anesthesia provide Anesthesia care for patients undergoing surgical procedures and carefully assess patients preoperatively and educate them about their surgeries
The Department also runs a comprehensive Acute Pain Service to ensure that patients have appropriate pain management during their post-operative stay. The care of postoperative pain also includes regional anesthesia (Nerve Blocks for acute pain) where an anesthesiologist, using ultrasound guidance, delivers local anesthetic close to a nerve to provide hours of relief after certain surgeries.
Anesthesiologists play an important role in the birthing unit, providing pain control during labour and surgical anesthesia during caesarean sections.
They also provide relief for patients with chronic spinal pain through Fluoroscopy (X-Ray) guided and Ultrasound guided nerve block and epidural injections.
You may also encounter anesthesiologists caring for patients in areas like the Imaging Department, Emergency Room, Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Currently, there are 24 dedicated anesthesiologists on staff at the hospital providing 24 hour coverage for both elective and emergency care throughout the hospital. You may also encounter our excellent anesthesia assistants who work under the supervision of the physicians to provide high quality care for our patients.