Anesthesia Service and Pain Management:
Ensuring that our patients remain safe during surgery and other medical procedures is extremely important to us.
Our team of veterinarians and Atvs have experience in the use of anesthesia and in the monitoring of patients to ensure their safety and provide the most comfortable experience.
For anesthesia and patient monitoring in our center we use the most effective and updated protocols and the most advanced equipment.
Anesthesia and pain management:
The Anesthesia and Pain Treatment Team offers quality care to small animals and exotic animals that require surgery.
The safe and effective anesthesia of dogs and cats is based on the pre-anesthetic evaluation and preparation of the patient.
Our Anesthesia services include:
– Advanced monitoring equipment with capacity for critical cases.
– Advanced anesthetic techniques.
– Balanced anesthesia
– Total intravenous anesthesia
– Inhalation anesthesia
– Selected nerve blocks for severely compromised patients
The type of anesthesia we use depends on the procedure. Some require general anesthesia, while others require only local anesthesia.
We closely monitor our patients to keep them as safe as possible during procedures that require general anesthesia.
A specialized veterinarian and veterinary technician will continually assess your pet’s heart and respiratory rate, blood pressure and other vital signs to help prevent any risk during anesthesia.
For some procedures, your pet will need to be given general anesthesia so that it is unconscious and pain-free.
Many pet owners transmit their concerns about the administration of general anesthesia to their pets. We can assure you that modern anesthesia is generally quite safe; To further reduce the risk, we performed a physical examination and performed a Full Preoperative that includes: blood analysis in advance to detect any underlying health problem, as well as electrocardiogram before the intervention.
In addition, we follow a specific anesthetic protocol for each patient, which includes the monitoring of vital signs during the procedure, to ensure the safety of our patients.
We began most of the general anesthetic procedures by administering as a premedication a sedative to help the pet relax and reduce anxiety and pain. Patients should be premedicated with drugs that provide sedation and analgesia before anesthetic induction with drugs that allow endotracheal intubation
We then administer an intravenous medication to provide complete anesthesia and place a breathing tube in the patient’s windpipe. To maintain the state of unconsciousness, we administer an inhalation anesthetic in combination with oxygen through the breathing tube. Maintenance is typically with a volatile anesthetic such as isoflurane or sevoflurane administered through an endotracheal tube, our staff monitors and controls each patient throughout the duration of the intervention.
The cardiovascular, respiratory and central nervous system functions are controlled continuously so that the anesthetic depth can be modified as necessary. Medications and emergency equipment, as well as an action plan for their use, must be available during the entire period of anesthesia. In addition, intravenous access and crystalloids or colloids are administered to maintain the circulating blood volume. Suitable for each patient.
Occasionally nerve blocks, epidural administration of opioids, and infusions of lidocaine, ketamine, and opioids at constant velocity are combined to improve analgesia.
If your pet needs a minor surgical or diagnostic procedure, we sometimes use a local anesthetic to help control the pain.
Local anesthetics cause a loss of sensitivity in the area where the procedure is being performed. Sometimes we use a sedative in combination with the local anesthetic to keep the pets calm during a procedure.
We have the option of using a Neurolocalizer to perform anesthetic blockages in specific nerves as part of diagnostic therapy, surgical procedure or minor diagnosis.
Contact our Team if you have any questions or concerns about your pet receiving local general anesthesia or about the procedure for which your pet is scheduled, we will be happy to assist you
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