Anesthesia and intensive care

Anesthesia and intensive care are a fundamental part of our hospital services. Our medical specialists use modern anesthetic procedures and methods for postoperative pain therapy and work with specially trained nursing staff to care for our patients during and after surgery.

Detailed, explanatory discussion with our medical specialists before any surgical procedure reduces anxiety, and provides insights into individual sensitivities and preferences for anesthesia.

Our anesthetists are also available on call within the hospital for emergency medical care.

Range of services

  • Preoperative risk assessment, choice and discussion of appropriate anesthetic procedure
  • Standard general and local anesthesia
  • Pain therapy for childbirth, using epidural anesthesia or “walking epidural”
  • Postoperative pain therapy
  • Treatment for patients with acute or chronic pain

Recovery room

In our recovery room at Goldenes Kreuz Private Hospital, patients who have had surgery under general anesthetic are cared for round-the-clock by specialist intensive care physicians and nurses – for as long as necessary, until they are medically stable and pain-free, and can be transferred to a normal ward.

Relatives are free to visit patients in the recovery room at any time although the length of visiting time will depend on the condition and needs of the individual patient. The attending doctor will decide when a patient is ready to be transferred to the ward.

We are naturally very happy for our younger patients to be accompanied by mum or dad into the operating theater until they are unconscious.

Intensive care: For your safety in case of need!

Following an operation, or if a patient’s condition suddenly becomes worse, he or she may need close monitoring using special equipment and specialist care from intensive care nurses and anesthetists. The fact that these facilities and staff are available within this hospital is an important and distinctive safety factor for our patients.

Goldenes Kreuz Private Hospital has an officially approved intensive care unit (ICU level 1) and an intensive monitoring unit (IMCU) which are available 24/7. This means that there is a specialist anesthetist and an intensive care nurse in the hospital 24 hours a day to ensure you are safely cared for.

In addition to modern technical infrastructure, constant medical monitoring, and direct coordination of treatment and after-care, we also have our own storage facilities for donated blood in case of need, and you can also bank your own blood for use in surgery.