Surgery, procedures and anesthesia can be scary. While it is normal to be anxious, we are here to help circumstances seem less frightful. Our mantra is Safe & Comfortable! Depending on what kind of surgery you will be having and your surgeon’s preference, you will get one of three types of anesthesia.
You are fully asleep, with no memory of the surgery. All your vital signs are monitored and maintained. You will most likely have some type of breathing tube, but won’t be aware of it. Examples of surgeries requiring General: Gall bladder surgery, tummy tucks, Sinus surgery.
Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC):
This category of anesthesia occurs when your surgery/procedure does not require General or Regional. You are sedated through an intravenous and usually given local anesthesia by your doctor. All your vital signs are monitored. Examples of surgeries/procedures that use MAC: Colonoscopy, Carpal Tunnel, Epidural Steroid Injections for Pain.
With this type, a specific body part is numbed, such as your arm or foot. Once anesthetized, you will not have pain in that area. You may still be given some IV sedatives for “brain” comfort. All your vital signs are monitored as with other types of anesthesia. Examples include: Elbow or hand surgery; foot or ankle surgery. Or maybe even a spinal block for a knee arthroscopy.
Remember: Safe & Comfortable!
Since 2003, our goal has been to provide confidence-inspiring service. We take you and your experience very seriously. In our eyes, your outpatient surgery is every bit as important as any in-hospital surgery.