General Anaesthesia

General Anaesthesia at Dr. Jamil Al Jamali Clinic

Introduction

Understand the profound state of induced unconsciousness, General Anaesthesia, which is integral to many surgical procedures by Dr. Jamil Al Jamali.

General Anaesthetic

What is General Anaesthetic?

General Anaesthetic refers to a combination of drugs that induce deep sleep, making you unaware of ongoing procedures. Administered by a trained anaesthetist, the process prioritizes safety and your comfort.

How is General Anaesthetic given?

General Anaesthetic is typically administered through an intravenous (IV) cannula inserted into a vein, usually on the back of your hand, or through a face mask. The process puts you in a deep sleep in approximately 30 seconds.

How will my anaesthetist know that I am really asleep?

The anaesthetist remains with you throughout the procedure, closely monitoring your anaesthetic levels, breathing, and vital functions to ensure your well-being.

Is General Anaesthetic safe?

General Anaesthetic is safe for most individuals, however, tests such as ECG, blood tests, or lung function tests may be conducted beforehand to determine if GA is the best option for you.

How soon will I recover?

Post-procedure, you gradually awaken as the anaesthetic drugs are discontinued. Initial grogginess and confusion are common, with full recovery typically within 24 hours.

Are there any complications?

While complications vary from person to person, common side effects include nausea, headaches, muscle and back pains, and difficulty passing urine. More serious complications are rare but can include loss of hearing, nerve injury, and allergic reactions. Staff are well-trained to monitor and assist in your recovery.

Are there any alternatives to General Anaesthetic?

Yes, there are several alternatives including Local, Epidural, and Spinal Anaesthetic, each recommended based on your health and the specific procedure.

Undergoing a procedure? Learn more about General Anaesthetic and make an informed decision. Contact us to learn more.

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