Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Anesthesiology is an essential part of modern medicine in surgical treatments. Recent advancements in anesthesia have helped make various complicated operations safer and more effective. Also, various new techniques in local anesthesia and pain control are playing an important role in improving the quality of life for our patients.
The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine began with the establishment of AMC in 1989. Currently the department consists of 40 specialists and 33 residents, attending 67 operation rooms and conducting over 200 surgeries each day. The department's Pain Clinic also treats over 10,000 patients each year.
The department is responsible for anesthetizing patients before surgery, controlling post-operation pain, treating chronic pain, as well as caring for ICU patients. Each patient is evaluated before, during, and after each operation to ensure the most effective and safest surgery is performed. For optimum anesthesia administration, the department's specialists are dedicated to each of the subspecialties among organ transplantation, neurosurgery, obstetrical surgery, pediatric surgery, and geriatric surgery. The department also administers proactive post-operation pain control to help patients experience a faster recovery.
The department also operates The Pain Clinic, which provides diagnosis for acute and chronic pain among outpatients and inpatients and administers treatments such as nerve block.
In addition to patient care, the department offers education and training in anesthesiology and pain medicine for medical students, residents, and nurses. It is also involved in researches and various clinical studies in this field.