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Anesthesia

Pain management for your surgery

Anesthesia involves using medications to keep you comfortable during surgery. Below are some frequently asked questions about anesthesia.

What are the risks?

Anesthesia is safe and reliable. You will meet with your anesthesiologist before your surgery so that you can ask questions and work together to create an anesthetic plan that works best for you. You will then be carefully monitored throughout your surgery and recovery to make sure you have the best experience as possible.

What are the different types?

There are several different types of anesthesia.

  • General anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Sedation/monitored anesthesia care
  • Local anesthesia

Your anesthesiologist will talk with you to decide what method will work best for you.

Will I be nauseous when I wake up?
If you have a history of nausea following surgery or of motion sickness, let your anesthesiologist know. They will be able to make adjustments to your anesthetic plan to help keep you comfortable during and after your surgery.