Types of Anesthesia

  1. GENERAL ANESTHESIA: During general anesthesia you are completely asleep. This is achieved by using various intravenous and inhaled drugs.
  2. REGIONAL ANESTHESIA: During this type of anesthesia, you remain awake and comfortably sedated while only a portion of your body is made numb. Techniques such as epidurals, spinals, or specific peripheral nerve blocks are examples of regional anesthesia.
  3. LOCAL ANESTHESIA WITH MONITORING: While your surgeon injects specific part of the body (such as an eyelid or finger, etc.) with local anesthesia, your Anesthesiologist monitors your vital signs (heart, lungs, etc.) and maintains you comfortably sedated with intravenous drugs. This is also called Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC). If the need arises, the Anesthesiologist is prepared to administer other types of anesthesia.