Emergency

Anesthesiology & Pain Management

Anaesthesia is a medical specialty that helps to treat pain before, during and after surgery. Administering anaesthesia is a very risky procedure and requires great skill. 

The Department of Anaesthesiology and Pain Management consists of a team of well-trained Anaesthesiologists, also known as perioperative physicians that care for patients before, during and after surgery. The Department provides inter-disciplinary medical care based on the applications of Anaesthesia with an optimal and evidence-based approach ensuring the safety of the patient. Our Anaesthesiologists are assisted by well trained technicians, in the care of anaesthesia and pain control needs of the patients. The team is supported by state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure, and always strives to provide the best patient experience.

We aim for our patients to have a comfortable and pain-free experience during their period of hospitalization. 

Meitra Hospital, Calicut. For appointments : 0495 7123456

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the nerve block last?

This depends on the type of block performed and the type of numbing medication used. For example, nerve blocks for hand surgery usually last for 6-8 hours, but a nerve block for pain after total knee replacement can last for 12-24 hours. Medication continuously delivered through a tiny plastic tube (nerve catheter) placed next to the nerve can last for 2-3 days.

Why do I need to keep taking more of my medicine to have the same effect?

This usually happens when the body develops drug tolerance. Tolerance is a normal physiological response to narcotics and occurs when the initial dose of a substance loses its effectiveness over time. Changing the dose or the medication often solves the problem. Just because you have become tolerant of a drug does not mean that you are addicted to that drug.

How do you prepare for anesthesia?

You will need to avoid solid foods for several hours before going under anesthesia, but you can usually drink clear fluids. Make sure you follow your doctor’s instructions about eating and drinking before your procedure very carefully to prevent any problems. Your doctor may also ask you to avoid taking certain medications.