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Anesthesia, literally "loss of feeling" is a process of blocking painful perceptions and sometimes awareness, allowing patients to undergo surgery and other procedures without the distress, discomfort and pain they would otherwise experience.

It is induced artificially by medications that may be injected or inhaled for the period of a surgical procedure, and consists of:
  • General Anesthesia (patient is put to sleep and rendered unconscious).
  • Local Anesthesia, where a specific body part is made numb by local injections.
  • Regional Anesthesia (including Spinal, Epidural, and Peripheral nerve blocks), That numbs the nerves conducting sensation to a well defined and circumscribed body area.
  • Monitored Anesthesia care.

The mission of the Department of anesthesiology at RHUH is to practice excellence in the clinical care of all those we serve.
Our first responsibility is to our patients, in meeting their needs; we will deliver our services to all. With skill, compassion and respect for the patient's dignity and privacy.