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Anesthesia department serve the following specializations:

 
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Cardiothoracic surgery
Vascular surgery
Ear, nose & throat surgery
General surgery
Neurosurgery
Gynecology & dietetics
Pediatrics
Pain management
Plastic surgery
Urology
Traumatology
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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WHY CHOOSE IMC?

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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