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Types of Anesthesia

During any type of anesthesia, the anesthesia provider is in continuous attendance, and you are continuously monitored with specialized equipment in order to detect any problems and ensure that your anesthetic course goes smoothly and safely.

General Anesthesia

Under general anesthesia, anesthetic drugs are administered intravenously (IV) or through a breathing mask or tube.

Regional Anesthesia

With regional anesthesia, the anesthesiologist injects medication around a nerve area that affects only a specific portion of your body.

Local, with Monitoring

With this approach, your surgeon or anesthesiologist injects a local anesthetic into your skin and tissues to numb a specific area for a procedure.

Anesthesia for Children

We recognize that scheduling a child for surgery is stressful. If your child requires surgery and, therefore, anesthesia, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible about the care that your child will receive. Our most important concerns with your child are safety and comfort.

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