You will see an anesthesiologist when you check in for your surgery. The following types of anesthesia are available:
- General Anesthesia provides loss of consciousness.
- Regional Anesthesia involves the injection of a local anesthetic to cause numbness, pain relief or loss of sensation to a large region of the body. Regional anesthetic techniques include spinal blocks, epidural blocks, or arm leg blocks. Medications can be given to make you drowsy and blur your memory. It is routine to have no recall of the surgery or peri-operative period.