Frequently Asked Questions
Anaesthesia is administered to induce a loss of sensation or consciousness. It allows for a painless experience when procedures are involved. Anaesthesia can be injected, inhaled or applied topically to inhibit sensations. Anaesthesiologists are specialists of acute and chronic pain management, post operative pain control and intensive care pain management.
Conditions & Types of Diseases treated by Anesthesiologist
Anaesthesiologists make the process of medical procedures a lot easier. Anaesthesiologists are not only specialists in pre & post operative anaesthesia, but can also help manage chronic pain conditions.
Can an Anesthesiologist perform surgery?
No. Anaesthesiologists are not qualified to perform surgeries. However, they are an integral part of the surgical team. They monitor patients’ condition before, during and after the surgery.
Can anesthesiologists prescribe pain medication?
Yes, anaesthesiologists can prescribe pain medications. They do so usually after seeing a patient and understanding what their requirements are.
What exactly do anesthesiologists do?
Some things anaesthesiologists do include:
- Administering pre and postoperative pain relief
- Approving and administering general, local, regional or sedative anaesthetics
- Informing patients of the risks associated with anaesthesia
- Monitoring a patient’s vital signs during surgery and procedures
Why would you see an anesthesiologist?
Some reasons to see an anesthesiologist are:
- For obstetric care
- For care during stay in critical care
- General pain related control and advice
- Diagnosis and management of chronic conditions