The Department of Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care carries out procedures that achieve reduction or elimination of consciousness and sensation of external stimuli (anaesthesia) or reduction or elimination of pain sensation (analgesia) during various diagnostic or therapeutic medical and most often surgical procedures.

There are two main types of anaesthesia: general and regional.

  • In general anaesthesia, medicines are administered that cause a state of loss of consciousness – the patient is not aware of the surgical procedure or other events
  • In regional anaesthesia, the anaesthesiologist administers the medicine near the nerve bundles and thus desensitizes a part of the body on which the operation is performed. The patient may be awake during surgery or may be given a medication that will cause sedation or light sleep.

The Department of Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care of the Specialty Hospital Medico is equipped with modern medical equipment.

If it is necessary to carry out tests that are not always pleasant or easy to bear, the anaesthesiology service provides safety with a procedure in sedation and analgesia, during which you go through tests such as colonoscopy and gastroscopy while sleeping peacefully, without pain and unpleasant experiences.

The role of the anaesthesiologist is to assess the patient’s condition before the diagnostic procedure or surgery, applying anaesthetics, pain control and control of life functions during the diagnostic procedure or surgery, ensuring a safe, calm and painless awakening and a faster return to everyday life.

In short, we can say that the activity of an anaesthesiologist involves medical care before, during and shortly after surgery. The anaesthesiology examination is documented and forms an integral part of your medical documentation as well as the anaesthesiology list.

The anaesthesiologist will also visit you in the hospital the day before the operation to check whether there have been any changes in your state of health after the examination in the clinic and to give you instructions before the operation. It is important not to take liquid or food after midnight on the eve of the operation, so that the stomach is empty during the introduction of anaesthesia. Before you go to the operating room, you will get a so-called pre-medication that will calm you down and reduce your fear. The anaesthesiologist will also tell you which medicines you should take on the day of the operation.

Upon arrival in the operating room, the anaesthesiology technicians will introduce you to an intravenous infusion and connect the devices that help the anaesthesiologist to monitor your vital functions during the operation. During the operation, the anaesthesiologist manages the anaesthesia and monitors your vital functions, such as: heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, body temperature.

When visiting the anaesthesiology clinic for preoperative examination, you should bring with you:

  • laboratory results not older than one month: complete blood work, sodium, potassium, urea, creatinine, sugar, coagulogram
  • documented blood group
  • ECG results not older than one month
  • medical documentation related to the surgical procedure for which you are preparing
  • previous medical documentation

We want your stay and operation in our hospital to be as comfortable and safe as possible.