Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Management

Anesthesiology involves the branch of medicine pertaining to pain relief during the perioperative period, which encompasses the phases before, during, and after any surgical procedure. Perioperative Care deals with a completely holistic approach toward patient care in providing guidance right from the time of deciding to go in for surgery up until full recovery and post-discharge. Pain Management is a key supportive attribute of medicine wherein effective strategies are implemented in alleviating varying intensities of pain - mild, moderate or severe pain which may be acute or chronic and debilitating.

Anesthesia is the process of administering medicine to relieve sensation and pain prior to or while doing surgery, which an anesthesiologist performs with high precision. Broad classification of anaesthesia may include :

  • General Anesthesia

  • Regional Anesthesia

  • Local Anesthesia

The Anesthesiology Department at Medway Hospitals houses a group of experienced anesthesiologists who thoroughly review the doctor's assessment of the patient, discuss the patient's sedation plan with a team of medical experts and nurses, interview, and examine patients, advising the patient and their families on what to expect before, during, and after surgery. Medway Hospitals comprises a team of highly skilled anesthesiologists who are accomplished specialists in pain therapy, resuscitation, and intensive care medicine.

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The moments prior to undergoing a surgical operation can understandably cause stress and anxiety. You might also additionally acquire a mild sedative premedication, along with midazolam (Versed), to assist calm your nerves before you pass into the operating room.
Anesthesiologists are medical doctors, which means they must spend four years of undergraduate studies, four years in medicine, and three or four years in a residency program.

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