About Anesthesia Abroad

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About Anesthesia

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is administered to patients to numb a specific area or to make a patient unconscious while performing a procedure. The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general anesthetic. They are sometimes given in combination with one another, as well as in combination with oral or intravenous (IV) sedation.

Local anesthesia is administered to numb a specific area, in order to perform a procedure without the patient being in pain. It is commonly used for a variety dental procedures, as well as minimally invasive procedures and involves injecting a needle into a specific area to make it numb.

Regional anesthesia blocks pain in a larger area of the body, for example an epidural during childbirth.

General anesthesia is administered to put the patient into an unconscious state, usually during surgical procedures, whereby it would not be possible to perform the surgery whilst the patient is awake. The patient is closely monitored by an anesthesiologist throughout the procedure. Anesthesiologists must take into account many factors when administering general anesthetic, to ensure that the right combination and quantity of drugs are used. They monitor the patient's breathing and vital signs throughout the procedure.

Recommended for
  • Procedures which may cause pain
  • Surgical procedures

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad
1 - 2 days. Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Anesthesia

Local anesthetic is commonly used in dentistry.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 - 2 days. Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.
Number of trips abroad needed 1.

Time requirements

Average length of stay abroad 1 - 2 days.

Patients can travel immediately after local anesthetic. After a general anesthetic, patients can travel as soon as the effects have worn off and their condition is stable.

Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Anesthesia
Local anesthetic is commonly used in dentistry.

Compare Anesthesia prices around the world

Mexico $ 669
Poland $ 250
United Kingdom $ 106
Thailand $ 4

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Anesthesia clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Anesthesia abroad

Before undergoing a procedure with general anesthetic, it is important to follow the fasting guidelines. Usually you must stop eating 6 to 8 hours before the procedure, in order to empty the stomach. This is because the anesthesia relaxes the muscles in the digestive tract, and could allow food or liquids to get into the lungs (a complication called pulmonary aspiration). You will be advised not to drink for around 2 hours before the surgery. If you need to take medications, you can still do so, with a small sip of water.

The doctor will tell you which medications to continue to take, and which ones to avoid. Some medications, such as aspirin, can increase the chance of surgical complications and should be avoided.

Patients with diabetes should discuss what to do with regard to fasting and their medication.

Patients should also ask about any herbal remedies or supplements as sometimes it is advised to stop taking these before surgery.

How is it performed

Local and regional anesthesia is usually administered by injecting a needle into the area being treated.

General anesthesia can be administered in 2 different ways. IV (intravenous) anesthesia is administered directly into a vein using a needle. Alternatively, general anesthesia in the form of a vapor, administered using a mask which is placed over the nose and mouth.

The anesthesiologist is usually present throughout to monitor the patient, and once the surgery is completed the administering of general anesthesia is stopped so that the patient can awake.

Anesthesia
General anesthetic is used for many invasive surgeries.
Possible discomfort

After a local anesthetic, the patient may experience numbness for a few hours afterwards, in the area where it was administered.

After a general anesthetic, a number of patients experience nausea and vomiting. Patients may also experience dry mouth, a sore throat, sleepiness, and some postoperative pain.

Important things to know about Anesthesia

Not recommended for
  • Patients in poor health
Potential risks
  • Breathing problems
  • Change in blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Allergic reaction to the anesthesia
  • In very rare cases, general anesthetic can result in death

Compare Anesthesia prices around the world

Mexico $ 669
Poland $ 250
United Kingdom $ 106
Thailand $ 4

Source: Medigo prices

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We can help you find the treatment that you need

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54 clinics on MEDIGO offer Anesthesia

Squirrel K

Gdynia, Poland

100

$ 12

Clinica Cuevas Queipo

Malaga, Spain

84

Free

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

92

$ 18

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54 clinics on MEDIGO offer Anesthesia

Squirrel K

Gdynia, Poland

100

$ 12

Clinica Cuevas Queipo

Malaga, Spain

84

Free

KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland

92

$ 18

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