Anesthesia

What are the risks of peripheral nerve catheter anesthesia?

All medical procedures involve risks, even when they are performed by experts. The rate and severity of these risks depend on your state of health, age or general lifestyle. The anesthesia techniques used are safe. The risks of unexpected and potentially life-threatening complications such as an allergy are extremely small. All necessary measures will be taken to prevent and treat any complications in the best possible way.

However, the following complications could occur:

What is peripheral nerve catheter anesthesia?

Peripheral nerve catheter anesthesia consists of the continuous infusion of anesthetics through a catheter (very small soft plastic tube) near the nerves involved in the area to be operated on. This type of anesthesia numbs the part of the body around the catheter so that a surgical procedure can be performed without pain. This technique also serves as an analgesic (painkiller) in the operated area and lasts during the post-operation period: the infusion of anesthetics through the peripheral nerve catheter is continued in the recovery room, your hospital room and sometimes even at home.

Médecin adjointe en anesthésie et passionnée d’hypnose, Adriana W. nous parle de son métier. Aujourd’hui, aux HUG, les anesthésistes sont bien plus que des techniciens. Ils sont davantage présents aux côtés des patients, à leur écoute. Une relation profonde pour une totale confiance.

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