Radiological examinations with a contrast medium are completely safe procedures, even for patients with a high risk of allergy, as they have the support of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Service of the Clinic. The task of the anaesthesiologist in fact starts a few days before surgery with a visit in the clinic to prepare the patient both psychologically and for possible further assessment. The main purpose of the preoperative interview is to obtain informed consent for the method of anaesthesia used.
We then prepare a folder with the patient's basic information, the results of blood tests and other screening carried out, as well as the results of the clinical assessment made by the anaesthetist, the anaesthetic risk assessment, informed consent to anaesthesia and possible transfusion of blood components, the essential therapeutic guidelines before surgery and pre-anaesthesia, typically with the administering of pre-medication. The actual anaesthetic
begins at the time of the operation, during which the anaesthetist in charge is able to cope with any complications, making them a vital team member for the safety and success of the operation as well as during post-operative intensive care.
In the hours following the operation, an anesthetist is always available to help deal with any problems encountered in the post-operative period; the anaesthetic team at IGEA Clinic monitors patients in critical condition and those undergoing additional procedures in the postoperative
intensive care department, which is equipped with 4 beds, monitors, ventilators and specialist nurses.