"Anesthesia literally means insensitivity, numbness. General anesthesia provides a safe surgical intervention by providing temporary loss of consciousness and suppression of reflexes as well as muscle relaxation without any change in life functions."
In general anesthesia, the anesthesiologist ensures that all life functions, including the patient's breathing within safe and normal limits during the operation by using devices and monitors. The anesthesiologist ensures the life safety of the patients during the operation with his knowledge and skills.
In the regional anesthesia type performed with central (epidural, spinal) or peripheral (plexus blocks) nerve blocks, a part of the body (arm, leg, etc.) is made insensitive to pain and the operating environment is provided. In addition, sedatives are given to ensure that the patient is asleep during the operation. In the type of anesthesia called sedo-analgesia, the patient, who is made sleepy by giving sedatives and pain medications, is also anesthetized with local anesthesia to create the surgical environment, allowing the patient to spend the operation time asleep.
The anesthesiologist, while applying the appropriate type of anesthesia to the patient, follows all vital functions throughout the surgical intervention, even if the surgery is local, and intervenes the body's involuntary reflexes with drugs and tools when necessary. It allows the patient to go to bed without any pain, complaints and problems after surgery.
Our hospital provides service for 24 hours with its experienced professors, assistant professors, specialists and assistants who can apply anesthesia to patients in all surgical branches in all conditions. Anesthesia practices of Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Gynecology, Painless Childbirth, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology and Opthtalmology departments are performed by anesthesiologists who are experienced in these matters.
Any patient with a high risk with severe impairment of vital functions (such as heart, lung, kidney, liver, etc.) is defined as a critical patient. Intensive care units are multidisciplinary units equipped with advanced technology that provide vital support to critical patients for 24 hours. In recent years, advances have been made in intensive care services thanks to the developments in technology.
In our intensive care units, there has been an advanced grouping as general intensive care, cardiology intensive care, cardiovascular surgery intensive care, and efforts are made for more effective and quality health care. Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine intensive care units are units equipped with advanced technology. There are artificial respirators and appropriate monitors that we can monitor every parameter (such as pulse, blood pressure, body temperature, venous pressure, intracranial pressure) at each bedside. In addition, dialysis machine is available ready to use for sudden kidney failure.
While the intensive care units of our Faculty of Medicine serve with their young and experienced staff, they also receive the support of faculty members from other departments. All laboratory tests and imaging tests can be applied to patients in the intensive care unit at any time of the day.
All kinds of follow-up, treatment and care services are carried out by department staff in our units, where all critical patients are admitted to pediatric and adult ages. The following group of patients are accepted in our departments where patients meeting the general intensive care admission criteria are admitted:
Patients who require close follow-up after major surgery,
Our experienced team, equipped with a last technological structures that reflects the latest stages of science and technology, and has high scientific qualifications, meets regularly and tries to increase the efficiency of the service provided by making case discussions in the light of scientific developments.