A majority of the surgical procedures in children require general anaesthesia.
General anaesthesia means putting the child in deep sleep with or without taking over the respiration of the child. It also includes pain relief during the procedure.
Almost all procedures in babies, infants and older children are done under general anaesthesia to relieve anxiety and pain during the procedure and help the surgeon accomplish adequate surgery.
To relieve the baby of any pain during and after the surgery, often ‘regional anaesthesia’ is used. This includes caudal epidural, epidural, nerve blocks etc. These ensure that minimal doses of other anaesthetic agents have to be used during surgery. They also give good pain relief for many hours after surgery.
By using a combination of many methods and drugs, anaesthetists who are trained in giving anaesthesia to children, are able to reduce the side effects of each drug and make anaesthesia safer for the child.
Our team of anaesthetists includes the following doctors:
Dr. Ankit Desai
Dr. Dilip Chavan
Dr. Vrushali Ponde
Dr. Kiran Puranik