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Care of surgical patients includes a preoperative evaluation that may result in additional diagnostic testing, preoperative sedation orders and pain management from induction through discharge from the post anesthesia care unit.

Anesthesia is used during surgical procedures to prevent the sensation of pain. The anesthesia you receive depends on your condition and the procedure you're undergoing.

Sedatives may be administered through veins for anxiety relief and to make you feel sleepy, although you may remain conscious.

Local anesthesia is used to numb only a small portion of your body, and is usually reserved for minor procedures.

Regional anesthesia is used to block pain in a particular area of your body.

Each of our hospitals contracts with a group of anesthesiologists and/or certified registered nurse anesthetists to provide anesthesia care including:

  • Preoperative consultation
  • General and conductive anesthesia for surgical and obstetrical
  • Consultation for pain management
  • Selective nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid
  • Epidural analgesia
  • Intercostal block