Anesthesia (if applicable)
Anesthesia providers, who are highly qualified in all aspects of outpatient care, provide anesthesia services at our surgery centers. If receiving anesthesia services your anesthesia provider will examine you before surgery and answer any questions you may have. Be sure to disclose any medications you are currently taking, even over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements.
Your surgeon in consultation with the anesthesia provider will determine the appropriate type of anesthesia.
Commonly used types of anesthesia:
- Local: Local anesthesia numbs only the area being operated on. An intravenous line (I.V.) may or may not be used to administer medications to help you relax. Your surgeon, or a registered nurse, under the direction of your surgeon, will administer this type of anesthesia.
- Monitored Anesthesia Care (M.A.C.): This type of anesthesia relieves pain during surgery and relaxes you without putting you to sleep. An anesthesia provider administers this type of anesthesia and monitors you throughout the procedure.
- General: This type of anesthesia puts you to sleep during the entire procedure. An anesthesia provider administers this type of anesthesia and monitors you throughout the procedure.