Anesthesia starts before the surgery begins and impacts your recovery after your surgery ends. Your anesthesiologist at HSS will be caring for you and monitoring your pain levels throughout each stage of your stay at HSS.
There are several types of anesthesia techniques used at HSS. Regional anesthesia is the technique of taking away all feeling from the specific part of your body being operated on. General anesthesia affects the whole body and usually induces a loss of consciousness. Both approaches have their risks and benefits.
Your anesthesiologist will discuss the specifics of your case and create a customized anesthetic plan that provides you with the best pain relief and recovery options. In some cases, general anesthesia is preferred.
If you have any questions or concerns about your anesthesia care prior to your surgery, please contact the Department of Anesthesiology for a pre-anesthetic consultation.
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