We utilize three types of anesthesia; general, regional, and monitored local anesthesia care.
You will be completely asleep and will not feel, see, or hear anything during your surgery.
Spinal or epidural anesthesia numbs the abdomen and both lower extremities. Other kinds of nerve blocks anesthetize the arms or legs. Our anesthesiologist will administer an anesthetic that causes loss of sensation to the area of your body requiring surgery.
Medications are given that will make you feel comfortable and drowsy while blurring your memory.
Monitored Anesthesia Care
With this approach, local anesthesia is administered to the operative site. Drugs that cause sedation are also given. While you’re sedated, our anesthesiologist will closely monitor your vital signs.
Medicine is used to block sensations of pain from a specific area of the body. Local anesthetics are usually given by injection into the body area that needs to be anesthetized.
Our anesthesiologist will call you the day prior to your surgery to discuss your anesthesia options and explain each of them. You will be fully informed of their advantages, side effects, and possible complications. You will also have the opportunity to meet your anesthesiologist the day of your surgery and ask any questions.
Risk of Nausea
If you’re at high risk for experiencing nausea, you will be given appropriate medication before and after your surgery to help prevent post-surgery nausea. Please inform the anesthesiologist prior to surgery if you have experienced motion sickness/ nausea in the past.