Anesthesia

There are four general types of anesthesia:

  • Local anesthesia—Numbing the tissue with medication at the exact spot where the surgery is required.
  • Local anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation—Numbing the tissue and giving medication into your vein to make you more relaxed, drowsy and comfortable.
  • General anesthesia—The administration of medication by an anesthesiologist, or certified registered nurse anesthetist in cooperation with your anesthesiologist, to make you completely unaware of any sensations throughout your entire body.
  • Regional block (i.e., spinal anesthesia)—Numbing the specific part of the body that will undergo surgery. This is performed by the anesthesiologist. (Often includes intravenous sedation.)
At UnaSource Surgery Center your comfort is extremely important to us

Post-op pain relief with ON-Q

At UnaSource Surgery Center your comfort after surgery is extremely important to us. Our specialized team of anesthesiologists uses the latest innovations to make sure your pain is minimized. To learn more about one of the specific ways UnaSource can help manage post-operative pain, click here.

Meet Our Anesthesiologists

Chaput200x300Dr. Chris Chaput has been practicing Anesthesiology for over 30 years. He is a founder of UnaSource Surgery Center and has served as Co-Medical Director since the Center’s inception in 2004. Dr. Chaput received his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, completed his residency at the University of California – Davis, and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

 

 

Executive PortraitDr. Don Siwek has been practicing Anesthesiology since 1997. He joined UnaSource Surgery Center in May 2012 and began serving as Co-Medical Director in December of the following year. Dr. Siwek received his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, completed his residency at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

 

 

Dr. Balajee Nallamothu has been practicing Anesthesiology since 1997 and joined our team in May 2015. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed his residency at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

 

 

 

Evans200x300Dr. Bruce Evans has been practicing Anesthesiology for over 35 years. He is a founder of UnaSource Surgery Center and served as Co-Medical Director from 2004-2013. Dr. Evans received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, completed his residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital, and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

 

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