Anesthesia

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is used to temporarily numb specific areas of the body for medical purposes, and it can be completed with or without loss of consciousness.

There are four general types of anesthesia for surgery:

  1. Local anesthesia: Numbing the tissue with medication at the exact spot where the surgery is required.
  2. Local anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation: Numbing the tissue and giving medication into your vein to make you more relaxed, drowsy, and comfortable.
  3. 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.
  4. Regional block: Numbing the specific part of the body that will undergo surgery. This is performed by the anesthesiologist and often includes intravenous sedation.

By the time you leave our building, our team will make sure you have all the information you need for a smooth recovery period.

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“It was just the absolute best care I could have ever imagined, not only for my husband but for me as well. Everyone there knows exactly what they need to do for the patient.”
— Barbara M. | Hip Surgery Patient
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“I was only there for six hours. It just went tremendously well. Now I’m doing everything I did before but without any pain. I’m bending over. I’m lifting boxes. I’m working in my yard. I’m planting flowers. I can do everything I did before. … Had I known the surgery would have gone so well, I would have pushed to have it done right away.”
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