Your anesthesiologist will meet
with you in pre-op and will discuss your anesthesia care plan. The anesthesiologist
remains with patients for the entire surgical time; from the moment the patient
enters the operating room until the patient is stable in the recovery
The two most common types of anesthesia used at The CORE
Institute Specialty Hospital are “general” and “regional” anesthesia. The risks, benefits, and answers to any of
your questions can be discussed with the anesthesiologist.
General anesthesia is when you are
completely asleep during your procedure. A breathing tube is placed to help you breath.
Regional anesthesia is the type of
anesthesia where a portion of the patient’s body is rendered insensitive or
numb to the stimuli of surgery.
Although some patients prefer to be awake during the
surgical procedure, most prefer to receive a sedative and sleep for the
entire surgical procedure. You will be
able to discuss these options with both the anesthesiologist and your surgeon
prior to your surgical procedure.
With all forms of anesthesia, a patient will feel
minimal, if any pain during the surgical procedure, and the anesthesia will
take a while to wear off. It is
recommended that you have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after
anesthesia due to occasional periods of decreased awareness.
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