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•• Mission, vision and core values of the Department of Anesthesia at the International Medical
Center :

• Mission :
- The mission of IMC Egypt is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the
standard of excellence in medical education and clinical care.
- Diverse and inclusive IMC Egypt educates health care professional including nursing and
community for pain management.

• Vision :
Safe and efficient anaesthesia and post operative pain management.

• Core values :
- Excellence & discovery.
- Leadership & integrity.
- Diversity & inclusion.
- Respect & collegiality.

• Over view of the Department of Anesthesia at the International Medical Center :
The department of anaesthesia at IMC Egypt is a highly integrated, collaborative group of
adult and pediatric anaesthesia gests. The department comprises of 5 consultants, 10 specialists,
3 residents,7 nurses , 3 trainee nurses anaesthetists , 3 respiratory nurses and 2 trainee
respiratory nurses who are committed to providing the best possible care to adult and pediatric
patients requiring a results in wide ranging expertise in the anaesthetic management of patients of
all ages anaesthesia . Members of the department also conduct basic and clinical research and
teach postgraduate and continuing education programs.
IMC Egypt anaesthialogists supervise over 10.000 cases requiring anaesthesia yearly, assisted
by skilled nurses anaesthetists and state of the art equipment. This large number of cases,
integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide ranging expertise in the
anaesthetic management of patients of all ages.
The field of anesthesia changes continually with the introduction of new drugs, equipments
and surgical and radiological interventions. Department members are organized into
subspecialties groups, focusing on a segment of anaesthesiology.
Their expertise is a resource for everyone, enabling the department to stay at the
forefront of the specialty.

• Blood management :
Blood management is an evidence-based process that promotes the optimal use of
blood products .the goal of Blood management is to ensure the safe and efficient
use of blood components. Department of anaesthesiology staff follows a set of
best practical before , during and after surgery to ensure patients receive the
most the most appropriate care .

• Cardiothoracic anaesthesia :
The division of cardiothoracic anesthesia provides care for around 150 patients undergoing
cardiac and thoracic surgical procedures at IMC Egypt, each year.
This care is continued into the ICU where cardiothoracic anaesthesiology consultants provide
postoperative care for cardiac & thoracic surgical patients. The cardiothoracic division utilized
state of the art equipment and patient monitors to maximize the quality of patient care.
New anesthesia machines were purchased for all four rooms in 2014. Specialized monitoring
techniques, to measure heart function and pressure are frequently performed as indicated.
A Close working relationship with the cardiac & thoracic surgical teams is maintained
to enhance the team approach.The cardiothoracic division includes experts in
areas of cardiopulmonary bypass, echocardiography, blood coagulation and physiology
of cardiothoracic anaesthesia.

• Neuro surgical anaesthesia :
Over 300 surgeries /year, including trauma cases, also sedation or anaesthesia
for children gamma knife.

•• Transplantation surgeries :
• Liver Transplantation :
Around 200 Transplantation for living donor liver transplant Patients (LDLT) with
highly specialized team even with experts and IMC team.
• Kidney Transplantation :
Around 200 cases of kidney Transplantation cases for kidney with highly skilled
team, Cooperation with pain management department for postoperative pain.


Anesthesia department serve the following specializations:

Anesthesia Service Detail
Cardiothoracic surgery
Vascular surgery
Ear, nose & throat surgery
General surgery
Gynecology & dietetics
Pain management
Plastic surgery
Transplantation for kidney & liver

Patient FAQ :

Fasting guidelines apply to patients of all ages receiving anesthesia from the Department of Anesthesia, including general, regional, monitored anesthesia care and sedation. The purpose of these guidelines is: 1) to reduce the incidence of and/or complications due to regurgitation of stomach contents; 2) improve the efficiency of perioperative care; and 3) to be consistent with accepted standards of clinical care.

Why cant i eat or drink before my surgery ?

Answer: The purpose of fasting guidelines is to minimize the volume of stomach contents. Depression of our protective reflexes occurs during anesthesia. One of the most basic protective reflexes is to keep stomach contents from entering the airway. When stomach contents enter the airway, aspiration occurs. Aspiration is less likely to happen when the stomach is empty.

Why is aspiration so bad?

Answer: Solid or semi-solid stomach contents may make exchange of gases in the lungs impossible. Liquid stomach contents that are acidic may burn the lungs and make gas exchange impossible. Both types of aspiration may cause brain damage or death. It is possible to treat aspiration once it occurs and most people survive aspiration, but treatment in an intensive care unit is often necessary. Aspiration may prolong your hospital stay by days to weeks.

Was in an automobile accident and need emergency surgery. I ate just before the accident and it has only been four hours , what should I do?

Answer: Guidelines assist doctors and patients in making decisions about health care. Fasting guidelines are not intended as standards or absolute requirements. The risk of aspiration must be weighed against the risk of not having surgery in a timely manner. Your anesthesiologist may modify the type of anesthesia to mitigate your risk.

Can I chew gum or suck on hard candy while waiting for my procedure or surgery?

Answer: Gum and hard candy fall into the category of a “light meal” so a minimum duration of fasting should be 8 hours.

What about oral contrast?

Answer: When patients are not going to have anesthesia, an adult is required to drink between 800 cc and a liter of oral contrast. Children are asked to drink a certain volume of oral contrast based on age and the type of anesthesia for the procedure general anesthesia or sedation). Risk and benefit for patient safety regarding the urgency of the procedure following oral contrast consumption


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International Medical Center has more than a hundred consultants working in many different medical and surgical specialties.

  • We have a high quality control system.
  • Cost-effective healthcare in the communities we serve.
  • Many foreign experts and consultants visiting IMC each year, allowing us to offer the latest techniques of medical treatment .
  • IMC has the latest medical equipments in all departments .
  • IMC is equipped with Helicopters runway to receive the emergency cases .
  • ER department at IMC includes a special section of decontamination of cases with chemical,biological,or even radiological contamination
  • International Medical Center has been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • IMC has a hotel section, for the patients families from different governorates or to the foreigners from outside the Arab Republic of Egypt


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