Anesthesia, which is administered by an anesthesia care professional, can help keep you comfortable during and after your procedure.
There are different types of anesthesia:
- General anesthesia ' uses medications that will keep you asleep throughout the operation.
- Regional anesthesia ' numbs the area of your body undergoing surgery, such as your foot or arm. The anesthesia care professional may also give you a sedative to help you feel relaxed during your operation.
- Monitored anesthesia care and conscious sedation ' is provided by an anesthesia care professional who administers a sedative to help you feel relaxed during your procedure.
- Spinal and epidural anesthesia ' is anesthesia administered in the lower spine, which results in a loss of sensation and movement in the area being operated upon. The anesthesia care professional may also give you a sedative to help you feel relaxed during your operation.
The type of anesthesia you will receive depends on many factors, including the type of surgery you are having and your medical history. If you have any questions about which type of anesthesia will be used during your procedure, please contact Overlook Medical Center's Department of Anesthesia.