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Overview

Anesthesia helps eliminate the sensation of pain and discomfort from the patient’s body thus enabling doctors to perform painful surgical and therapeutic procedures with added ease. Anesthesia is usually given through an injection given to the part of the body that is to be operated. There are different types of anesthesia which ultimately determine if a patient will be semi-unconscious or fully-unconscious during the course of the procedure. 

Since the establishment of our Anaesthetic division, the Anaesthetic Services at Fortis Kolkata has gone through a plethora of changes and has grown to become one of India’s leading Anaesthetic departments, thanks to staying up-to-date with the latest technology as well as imparting continuous medical training.

Our specialist doctors and physicians – or anesthetists – specialize in the domain of anesthesia medicine, and intensive care as a product of years of on-the-job training and successful patient outcomes. From administering the correct dosage to deciding on the right anesthesia, our anesthetists administer the overall procedure for the patient. Besides providing care during surgeries, our team of outstanding anesthetists are also well trained in managing and administering the right pain relief during childbirth, critical care, and resuscitation services.

Areas of Care

Whether it’s a premature newborn or a young adult or a senior citizen, our specialist anesthesiologists in Kolkata are highly trained in all domains of Anesthesia such as general anesthesia, local anesthesia, and sedation. Our main goal is to ensure our patient’s safety and comfort.

Our surgery anesthesia team is on their feet throughout the pre-surgery, surgery, and post-surgery phase so as to ensure an all-round wellbeing of the patient. Here are the different types of anesthesia that are administered at Fortis Kolkata:

  • General anesthesia – Also known as a state of controlled unconsciousness, under general anesthesia a combination of drugs is given, either through an injection or through anesthetic gases, in order to keep you unconscious and free from pain during the surgery. This domain also houses a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist.
  • Regional anesthesia – Often used for surgeries on larger or deeper parts of the body, this procedure involves the injection of local anesthetics to numb a specific part of the body for pain relief thus paving the way for surgical procedures to be conducted. It is generally used for operations such as the lower body such as Caesarean sections (known popularly as C-section anesthesia) and can also be used for post-operative pain relief.
  • Local anesthesia – Used for temporarily numbing a small part of the body to be operated with the help of a local anesthetic. The patient is normally conscious but does not experience any sort of pain.
  • Sedation – induces a sleepy state by making use of small amounts of anesthetic. This procedure is also known as conscious sedation that includes colonoscopy anaesthesia, and neuroanesthesia and can be used in conjunction with a local or regional anesthetic for a procedure such as an endoscopy.