Head of the Clinic: Prof.dr. Jasmina Smajić, M.D.

Head nurse: Nermina Nurkić, graduated nurse

Quality improvement and education: Andrijana Jurić, MSc., graduated nurse


Telephone: 00 387 35 303 260
00 387 35 303 117
00 387 35 303 527
E-mail: info@ukctuzla.ba

The department of anesthesia and resuscitation has existed in Tuzla since 1975. After restructuring and some major changes in the health care system the department became the clinic.


  • Preoperative preparation of the patients for different types of surgery under general and regional anesthesia
  • Planning and applying different types of anesthesia, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Performing general and regional anesthesia in surgery and diagnostic procedures
  • Intensive therapy and monitoring of vital parameters
  • Sofisticated tertiary health care services for vitally endangered patients
  • Invasive therapeutic procedures: fibroptic therapeutic bronchoscopy, fiberoptic intubation, percutaneous tracheotomy in case of prolonged intubation
  • Postoperative therapy and intensive care of patient after organ transplantation
  • Determination of brain death
  • Preparation and procedures for organ donor in transplantation
  • Pain management
  • Scientific and research work, education, organizing and hosting of scientific gatherings

The employees of the Clinic for Anaesthesia and Resuscitation are involved in all medical procedures and activities that have been carried out in the University Clinical Center Tuzla 24 hours every day. In addition to their everyday work in operating rooms and intensive care units, they are members of the multidisciplinary teams and they provide anaesthesia services for the Clinic for Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, the endoscopy and bronchoscopy cabinets of the Clinic for Internal Medicine and the Clinic for Pulmonary Dieases.

To be on the cutting edge of anaesthesiology research, best practice, and hands-on learning experiences, anaesthesiologists from the Clinic are often active participants at congresses, conferences and meetings in anaesthesia and intensive care around the world. The clinic is educational and academic base for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla for subjects “Emergency medicine” and “General principles of health care”. Our clinic is a space for theoretical and practical training for residents. Monthly seminars promoting and covering anaesthesia topics that follow residency curriculum are regularly held. Ethical practice and principles in anaesthesia is an absolutely highlighted in all activities.

The Clinic for Anaesthesia and Resuscitation is consisted of anaesthesia polyclinic, 3 departments and 3 divisions. Our employees provide services of general and regional anaesthesia for 25 operating rooms and all surgical disciplines with approximately 13000 anaesthesias annual. The Intensive Care Union has 30 hospital beds with an annual number of between 700- 800 patients. About 19 000 patients a year are being on preoprative evaluation in the specialist anaesthesia clinic.



  • anaesthesia ambulance
  • ambulance for pain management


  • Department for anaesthesia: division A (operating rooms of the Clinic for Gynecology and Obstetrics, Clinic for Neurosurgery, Clinic for Plastic and Maxillofacial surgery); division B ( operating rooms of the Clinic for Orthopedy and Trauma, Clinic for Eye Diseases, ENT Clinic); division C (operating rooms of the Clinic for Surgery and all diagnostic and medical procedures that require anesthesia)
  • Intensive Care Union (Surgery)
  • Intensive Care Union (Blue Hospital)


Number of employees- 142

Doctors- 54

Doctors specialist in anaesthesia and resuscitation- 47

Subspecialists in intensive medicine- 3

Doctors on residency- 4

Graduated nurses/ technicians/ anaestheticians- 71

Non medical workers- 2

The Clinic for Anaesthesia and Resuscitation has 1 professor, 2 assistant professors, 12 primariuses, 14 doctors with master theses, 2 nurses/ technicians with master theses in health care and management. Our employees have been educated in the best academic medical centers worldwide:

L’hospital civil France, Strasbourg, AKH Vienna, Austria, Buffalo General Hospital, New York, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, the USA.

Our doctors are members of the European Society of Anaesthesiology- the ESAIC.

Polyclinic for anaesthesia

Polyclinic is consisted of two outpatient ambulances

Contact telephones: 035 303 266; 035 303 163

Technician in charge: Saniboj Pezić, graduated technician

An outpatient ambulance is the first meeting point of patient with health professionals. Working hours are from Monday to Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

An anesthesiologists will talk to patients beforehand to explain the anaesthetic methods, possible side effects etc.

An Informed Consent for anaesthesia may sign an adult patient or a parent or legal guardian.

Ambulance for pain management

Ambulance facility is being prepared for opening. It will focus on the diagnosis and management of acute and non- cancer related chronic pain.


Department for anaesthesia

Chief of the department: Primarius Dr. Mirsad Babović, specialist in anaesthesia with resuscitation, subspecialist in intensive medicine

Technician in charge: Saša Jović, graduated technician

Telephone: 035 303 271; 035 303 227

Chief of Division A: Primarius Dr. Senida Keser, specialist in anaesthesia with resuscitation

Nurse in charge: Mejra Bundić, graduated nurse

Telephone: 035 303 624; 035 303 423

Chief of Division B: Primarius Dr. Elsada Čičko, MSc., specialist in anaesthesia with resuscitation, subspecialist in intensive medicine

Nurse in charge: Indira Okanović, graduated nurse

Telephone: 035 303 222; 035 303 227

Chief of Division C: Ass. Prof. Merana Rifatbegović, specialist in anaesthesia with resuscitation

Technician in charge: Edin Glavić. graduated technician

Telephone: 035 303 271; 035 303 227

  • The department of anaesthesia provides general and regional anaesthesia services in 25 operating rooms for all surgical disciplines (pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, urology, thoracic surgery, abdominal surgery, orthopedy and trauma, plastic and reconstructive surgery, gyn/ obs surgery, ENT surgery, ophtalmic surgery) and monitoring of vitally endangered patients during diagnostic procedures CT scan, X- ray, MRI, ERCP, bronchoscopy, gastroscopy, colonoscopy).

  • Each of these surgery branches require a highly trained and skilled anaesthesiologists

  • The department also provides services for an outpatient surgeries

Department for intensive therapy (Surgical block)

Chief of the department: Primarius Dr. Sanja Ercegović, specialist in anaesthesia with resuscitation

Nurse in charge: Zelka Simić, graduated nurse

Telephone: 035 303 271; 035 303 232; 035 303 273

  • The department deals with all life-threatening conditions as well as postoperative conditions after major and challenging surgeries

  • Polytrauma, shock trauma, spinal injuries with neurological deficit and spinal shock

  • Treatment of complications in traumatized patients such as acute and chronic respiratory insufficiency, ARDS, acute renal insufficiency, thromboembolic complications

  • Metabolic and endocrine disorders and nosocomial infections

  • Patients after complicated and difficult gyn/ obs surgeries

  • Patients with respiratory insufficiency demanding artificial respiration program

  • Hemodynamic monitoring of critically ill patients in the critical care setting

Department for intensive therapy (Blue Hospital)

Chief of the department: Primarius Dr. Munvera Hadžimešić, MSc, specialist in anaesthesia and resuscitation

Nurse in charge: Sadžida Delić, MSci in health care and management

Telephone: 035 303157; 035 303 158

The department focuses on following patients:

  • Patients with isolated craniocrebral injury

  • Patients who underwent neurosurgery and need mechanical ventilation

  • Neurological patients with stroke and various neuromuscular diseases who require mechanical ventilation and intensive therapy

  • Patients candidates for extensive plastic, reconstructive and maxillofacial surgeries

  • Patients with burn injuries who require monitoring and intensive therapy

  • Determination of brain death and management of brain- dead donor for organ transplant

  • Clinical management of patients is carried out according to the latest protocols and clinical guidelines


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