Of the approximately 4,000 surgical procedures that are carried out every year at this hospital, our department is responsible for general anesthesia in approximately 3,000 of these (excluding those which require only local anesthesia). Every year, we see more and more patients who are elderly, or presenting with dangerous complications. Of course, such patients require special caution, and we carefully examine all patients before their procedures, explain what we plan, and do our best so that the surgery can be carried out as safely as possible. We use the latest anesthetic delivery equipment and monitors, and stay abreast of the latest findings and technology in order to provide the highest level of care. We also take care to improve the patient’s post-anesthesia experience. We actively employ epidural pain killers and continuous intravenous anesthesia even during surgical procedures which keeps the patient’s post-operative nausea and vomiting to a minimum and helps them get back to their normal daily routine as quickly as possible.