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Department of Anesthesia and Pain Control at Yashoda Hospital

The Department of Anesthesia and Pain Control at Yashoda Hospital is a highly specialized department that is entirely dedicated to managing Pain and providing the highest level of care for patients undergoing surgery. Our Department of Anesthesia and Pain Control offers a complete spectrum of treatment options for preventing and treating both acute pain (pain experienced in the aftermath of surgery) and chronic pain (pain caused by a chronic condition).

 The Yashoda Hospital consists of an entire team of physicians, nurses and other medical professionals who are consistently working together to make sure your surgery and recovery are safe and successful. Our physician anesthesiologist and other members of the anesthesia care team, which includes nurse anesthetists, anesthesiologist assistants and anesthesiology resident physicians from the Department of Anesthesia and Pain control, play a crucial role in guiding you throughout your entire surgical experience — before, during and after the procedure.

Our pain control department is managed by pain & palliative care specialists. We treat patients suffering from acute pain, chronic pain, neck pain, back pain, headache, joint pain, and neuropathic syndromes. Our team also provides counselling and therapy to ensure that the patients lead a Pain-free and enjoyable quality life.

The Anesthesia and Pain Control Department at Yashoda Hospital uses a multi-disciplinary approach in the overall assessment and accurate diagnosis of the patients to provide a customized treatment plan for each patient.

What is Anesthesia?

Anesthesia is a state of controlled, complete or partial loss of physical sensation that is induced for medical purposes.
Types of Anesthesia
The physician anesthesiologist administers the anesthesia to keep you comfortable and pain-free during surgery, medical procedures or tests. But there are some significant differences.

The type of treatment you will receive from the anesthesia care team depends on various factors like the procedure, your health and your preference.

  • General Anesthesia: General anesthesia is essential; a medically induced coma used for major operations, such as a knee replacement or open-heart surgery. This renders a patient unresponsive and loses consciousness. 
  • IV/Monitored Sedation: Sedation is often administered for minimally invasive procedures like colonoscopies. The degree of sedation ranges from minimal — drowsy but able to talk — to deep.
  • Regional Anesthesia: Regional anesthesia is the use of anesthetics to block sensations of pain from a large area of the body, but you remain aware. It is frequently used during childbirth and surgeries of the arm, leg or abdomen.
  • Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is a technique which is induced for procedures such as getting stitches or having a mole removed. It causes an absence of sensation in a specific part of the body.

What Do Our Anesthesia Team Do?

At Yashoda, our anesthesia care team provide anesthesia and pain control management tailored to each patient, to facilitate diagnostic and surgical procedures by focusing on the root cause of the problem. Hence ensuring speedy recovery of the patients and decrease their length of stay in the hospital.

Our Anesthesia Care team is equipped and experienced in dealing with:

  • Pre-anesthetic evaluation and treatment
  • Management of patients medically and their anesthetic procedures
  • Post-anesthetic evaluation and treatment
  • Management of post-surgical Pain, as well as Pain linked to other medical situations
  • Management of Chronic Pain

What is Pain Management?

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that can be frustrating. Pain Management provides relief so you could live a healthy and normal life. To Reduce Pain, it requires the involvement of a physician anesthesiologist who specializes in pain medicine. There are many types of Pain, and thus, we work with specialized and experienced physicians who specialize in pain medicine and pain management.
What Are the Conditions We Treat at Yashoda’sAnesthesia and Pain Control Department?
The conditions we treat here are:

  • Labor Pain
  • Injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post-Op-Surgery Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Youth Sports
  • Knee Pain
  • Back Pain

How Do We Treat Your Pain?

The Department of Anesthesia and Pain Control offers a full spectrum of treatment options for preventing and treating both acute Pain and chronic pain. Our Department implements various pain procedures nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, stimulation/relaxation therapies, spinal cord stimulation, nerve blocks, a combination of drugs, physical therapy, psychological counselling for the treatment of the patients.
Acute Pain Treatment
Our team of physicians and doctors provide you with the technology advanced patient-centred treatment, including:

  • IV-PCA 
  • Epidural and continuous nerve blocks 
  • Ultrasound-guided blocks

 The amount of pain varies in each patient after surgery. Sometimes, the surgery is painless, but at other time, latest techniques will be utilized.

Patient-Controlled Analgesia (IV-PCA)

We offer Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) which is continuously supervised by a physician anesthesiologist. Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is on on-demand, intermittent, IV administration of opioids which induced by merely pushing a button whenever you experience pain. You can receive medication for a particular period, (i.e. 5-10 minutes). After that, the computer locks you from getting any more until unless it deems it fit that you should receive more.

Epidural Analgesia

Epidural administration is a medical route of administration in which a drug such as epidural analgesia and epidural anaesthesia is injected through a pump to allow for extra doses in a controlled, safe manner. This procedure is used for more extensive surgeries including orthopedics, lung, and abdominal surgery 

Regional Anesthesia

Another method which is useful in relieving pain is the administration of a nerve block and/or placement of a catheter near a nerve with a regular infusion of pain medicine.

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain such as arthritis, back problems and migraines lasts three months or longer. We offer many effective treatment options. 
Some of the advanced high-tech methods for relieving chronic Pain we use are:

  • Radio waves: Radiofrequency ablation relieves your Pain up to one year. A needle is inserted near the nerve responsible for the Pain, and the nerve is burned using an electric current created by radio waves.
  • Nerve blocks: The pain medicine physicians use an X-rays imaging to inject the numbing medication that blocks or dampens Pain, and might even stop chronic Pain from developing. This procedure may require repeated injections.
  • Electrical signals: A small device sends low-voltage electrical signals to provide short-term pain relief, especially for various types of muscle pain.
  • Spinal cord stimulation: A pacemaker-like device is used by the pain medicine specialist to replace the Pain with a more tolerable sensation, typically a tingling or massage-like feeling. This new form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) promises relief from pain and can help with back pain as well as neuropathy.

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