Anesthesiology | Anesthesia
Anesthesiology is a branch of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient. Anesthesiology specialists are specially trained doctors who provide anesthesia to patients undergoing inpatient surgery, day surgery or medical tests.
Our skilled specialists make sure surgical patients have a safe, painless experience that is as comfortable as possible.
What is anesthesia?
General anesthesia causes the patient to become unconscious, so that surgery can take place.
In some cases an IV medication is given to relax the patient while the physician places a breathing tube.
This tube is connected to a ventilator, which provides breaths for the patient during surgery. During surgery patients continues to receive medications to keep them unconscious so they are not aware of what is going on and so they do not experience any pain or discomfort.
What should I expect?
During any type of anesthesia, the anesthesia provider is at the patient’s side continuously.
Patients are monitored with specialized equipment to detect any problems, enhance safety and keep things running smoothly.
When the procedure is over the medications are stopped and the patient wakes up.