Anesthesia

Anesthesia is used in surgery to minimize pain, discomfort, and distress for surgical patients. Anesthesia allows doctors to operate safely and painlessly on patients. The wide variety of anesthetics available today allows anesthesiologists to select the best type of anesthesia for the patient. Many people will experience some form of anesthesia during their lifetime, and will appreciate the lack of pain associated with it.

When anesthesia works as expected, the patient feels no pain during surgery, and often does not remember the procedure. Anesthesia increases patient comfort, which can in turn reduce recovery times.

Types of Anesthesia

There are many types of anesthesia which can be used depending on the needs of the surgery. We use the following four types of anesthesia: Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC), General, Regional and Local. 

Please visit our Anesthesia - Frequently Asked Questions page for anesthesia care information for you and your family.

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