Depending on your surgical procedure, one of the following types of anesthesia will be administered:
- Local – a type of pain prevention used during minor procedures to numb a small site where pain is likely to occur without changing the patient’s awareness.
- Regional/Axillary Block – is a method of pain prevention for surgeries and procedures where instead of making the patient sleep through surgery, the area of the body that would feel pain is numbed, allowing the patient to have the procedure while awake.
- MAC – Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) is a type of sedation that is administered through an IV to make a patient sleepy and calm during a procedure. The level of sedation provided with this type of anesthesia can range from light, where the patient just feels very relaxed, to heavy, where the patient is unaware of what is happening and only rouses to significant stimulation.
- General – General anesthesia is a type of sedation that uses several medications to render the patient unconscious and unable to move and because of that a breathing tube is placed into the patient’s airway and connected to the ventilator to help the patient breathe.