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Our anaesthesia

An experienced team of anaesthetists and specialised nurses look after your well-being and safety during operations and painful examinations.

All modern methods of anaesthesia are used, be it general anaesthesia, various forms of partial anaesthesia or "twilight sleep" (analgesia). The choice of the respective method and the exact procedure will be discussed with you in a preliminary consultation.

Regardless of the type of anaesthesia, all modern anaesthetic procedures are extremely safe, low in unwanted side effects and very pleasant for the patient. Even after general anaesthesia, you will be fully awake again very quickly.

After the procedure, your pain is reliably treated with medication and various pain therapy procedures, such as nerve blocks.

Forms of anaesthesia

General anaesthesia

During a general anaesthetic, your consciousness is switched off. The patient is put into an artificial deep sleep, so to speak; the sensation of pain is switched off and reflexes are dampened. This is of great advantage for certain operations. By means of new anaesthesia procedures, the respective depth of anaesthesia can be adapted to the needs of the individual patient.

Regional anaesthesia

During a partial anaesthetic, the affected region of the body is made painless. There are basically 3 types of regional anaesthesia:

  • Forms of spinal anaesthesia
    A local anaesthetic is administered under local anaesthesia (close to the spinal cord). This technique, which has been tried and tested for decades, is mainly used for operations in the lower body region (hip operations, knee operations, etc.).
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
    Individual regions of the body can be made insensitive by blocking individual nerves with local anaesthetics. This type of regional anaesthesia is mainly used for operations in the shoulder area, for elbow and hand operations, but also for operations on the knee or ankle joint.
  • Intravenous regional anaesthesia
    With this procedure, the anaesthetic is injected directly into a vein. This simple method is mainly used for minor procedures in the hand area.

Combined anaesthesia procedures

For special operations (abdominal operations, major shoulder operations) it is advisable to use a combined anaesthetic procedure (general and regional anaesthesia). In this case, regional anaesthesia is mainly used for pain management after the operation. In special cases, a regional anaesthesia procedure or local anaesthesia is combined with sedation (sleep-like state).

Your safety is our top priority.

Thomas Krubeck, MD

Department of Anesthesiology

Antje van Westing

Department of Anesthesiology