What does an anaesthetist do? This is a doctor who prepares a patient for anaesthesia (both local and general), is engaged in the introduction of anaesthesia and rehabilitation after surgery. The anaesthetist is also a resuscitator.
When should a person visit an anaesthetist?
In Lagos, during the operation, anaesthetists work in parallel with the surgeon and his assistants. The specialist performs anaesthesia and monitors the patient throughout the entire process, then resuscitates him, removes him from the effect of anaesthesia. Hence the double name of the specialty.
Depending on the type of operation, the following is assigned:
- general anaesthesia - narcosis;
- local anaesthesia - toponarcosis.
The latter can be performed by another specialist doctor - an ophthalmologist, a dentist, and so on, but general anaesthesia and local spinal anaesthesia are instructed to be carried out exclusively by an anaesthesiologist-resuscitator.
Where to find an anaesthetist in Lagos?
Doctor's questionnaires with information and reviews about them on the jimeds.ng website will help you to choose a good anaesthetist. A person can book an appointment online or by phone by choosing the required date and time of appointment.