Types of Anesthesia:
On the day of your treatment, one of our Anesthesiologists will review your medical history and discuss with you the type of anesthesia to be used. The types of anesthesia which may be used are general, regional, or intravenous sedation. Your Anesthesiologist will determine the best form of anesthesia for you based on your procedure and your medical history.

General Anesthesia:
Anesthesia is induced with an intravenous medication given through the intravenous line or an inhalent agent if the patient is a child and maintained with nitrous oxide, oxygen and inhalation anesthetic agents or narcotics. While you are "sleeping" the Anesthesiologist will monitor your vital signs such as blood pressure, EKG, and the oxygen saturation in your blood to make sure that you stable throughout your procedure. Your Anesthesia Care Team stays with you throughout your entire procedure and accompanies you to the Recovery Room.

Intravenous Sedation: (Monitored Anesthesia Care)
Anesthesia is administered through an intravenous line that has been started in your hand or your arm. The Anesthesiologist will give you medicine to sedate and relax you. While you are "sleeping" the Anesthesiologist will monitor your vital signs such as blood pressure, EKG, and the oxygen saturation in your blood to make sure that you are stable throughout your procedure. Your Anesthesia Care Team stays with you throughout your entire procedure and accompanies you to the Recovery Room.

Regional Anesthesia:
Anesthesia is administered only to the part of the body undergoing the procedure. These localized techniques include epidural and spinal blocks administered by the Anesthesiologist. Therefore you will experience no pain during the procedure, even though you are aware of activity around you. The Anesthesiologist will also give some form of sedative medicine intravenously to enhance your relaxation. Your Anesthesiologist will monitor your vital signs such as blood pressure, EKG, and the oxygen saturation in your blood to make sure that you are stable throughout your procedure. Your Anesthesia Care Team stays with your throughout your entire procedure and accompanies you to the Recovery Room.