The Anaesthesia Department at Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus is staffed with well-trained physicians, providing proper and safe methods of anaesthesia, being continuously educated on the latest developments in their field of their specialization.
The department covers the entire range of elective surgeries and also the emergency cases on a daily through the On Call System of the hospital.
Anaesthesiologists are mainly practicing in the area of the Central Operation Theatres, conducting also the preoperative checks and the needed medical preparation for patients to undergo a surgery. They are responsible for the administration of anaesthesia while monitoring the patients and supporting the vital functions during a surgical case.
They monitor and control the patient care provided to the Operation Theatre recovery room during the immediate postoperative period, handling effectively the postoperative pain with the use of the appropriate individualized analgesia method.
Following the safe awakening and stabilization of patients being operated, they coordinate the patients’ transfer to the surgical ward giving written instructions for the monitoring and control of postoperative pain always in line with the attending physicians.
The Anaesthesiologists oversee and ensure the safe transfer of intubated patients, as well as providing their medical support to patients in the Intensive Care Unit. They are sometimes being called in to administer medicines for sedation to patients undergoing various medical interventions, being done by other specialties rather than surgical, as for example for endoscopy, radiological tests, Transesophageal Ultrasound, electrical cardioversion of cardiac arrhythmias, etc.
In the department of Anaesthesia, all techniques of general anaesthesia and regional anaesthesia are provided (spinal and epidural anaesthesia, epidural analgesia for painless childbirth, peripheral nerve blocks in a single limb or body region), along with anxiety repression and pain management for minor operations or diagnostic tests (e.g. MRI , colonoscopy).
The Anaesthesiology department currently operates a medical office for preoperative anaesthesia checks and consultations, ensuring the correct, appropriate and timely preparation of patients planned to undergo an operation.