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Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen Mitte

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Anesthesiology/Intensive Care

The word “anesthesia” comes from the Greek language and means insensitiveness.  The term “anesthesia” usually refers to general anesthesia or regional anesthesia. The birth of modern anesthesia was on October 16, 1846. On this day William Morton, a dentist in Boston USA, performed the first anesthesia using ether.

Since then the development of anesthesia has progressed rapidly. The discovery of new medications and procedures and the expanding insight into physiological relationships enable the maintenance of vital functions even in critical situations. Thanks to modern anesthesia, surgical procedures can be performed on all regions of the body despite pre-existing serious conditions.
The Department of Anesthesia, Intensive and Emergency Care serves all operative disciplines (general, visceral and thoracic surgery, trauma surgery, vascular surgery, ENT, gynecology and obstetrics, pediatric surgery, and orthopedics) in the Klinikum Mutterhaus. In addition, there is an increase in the care of patients undergoing non-operative procedures (endoscopy, afterloading in radiotherapy, diagnostic and interventional radiology). Patients of all ages receive medical care, from the 500g “preemie” up to the over 100 year old, using all of the most modern techniques available.

Every year more than 13,000 anesthesiological procedures are performed in our department.

Head of Anesthesiology

Dr. med. Oliver Kunitz