If you have concerns about your anesthesia care, we’re here to answer all your questions.

Outpatient Anesthesia

With many of our same-day surgeries, anesthesia is critical to the comfort of our patients. We understand that receiving monitored anesthesia care can be a concern for many patients.

What to Expect

During the preoperative consultation, the anesthesiologist will obtain important medical history, assess blood and laboratory results, and request other preliminary examinations, such as EKGs or X-rays, if necessary. It’s a good idea to bring a list of all medications you take on a regular basis to the preoperative visit. This prior evaluation gives you the opportunity to ask questions or discuss any concerns you may have and to learn about the many safety precautions your anesthesiologist will implement during your surgery.

On the day of your surgery, your anesthesiologist’s primary goals are the following:

  • Ensure you receive the safest, highest quality medical care
  • Provide you with safe and effective pain relief during your surgery
  • Return you to an alert state
  • Determine you are ready to be discharged

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room and closely monitored for any postoperative concerns. When you meet your individualized discharge criteria, you will be released to go home with a friend or family member.

At Effingham Ambulatory Surgery Center, we offer our customers affordable access to first-class anesthesia doctors and nurses at a convenient location.

What is Local Anesthesia?

Local anesthesia is an injection that numbs the area surrounding the incision site or nearby nerves. This is most frequently used for less invasive procedures, such as dental/oral surgery, and has minor risks involved. Local anesthesia includes topical anesthesia and nerve blocks.

What is General Anesthesia?

General anesthesia is delivered intravenously (through an IV) or via an inhalant gas and renders the patient into a sleep-like state where he/she is unaware of pain. During longer procedures, the medication might need to be re-introduced at certain intervals. While you are under general anesthesia, our nurses and doctors will monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, and electrocardiogram (EKG) levels throughout the surgery to ensure your safety.

We have the expertise and training necessary to provide a safe, comfortable, and successful anesthesia experience. To learn more about our capabilities or to schedule your procedure, contact us today to get started!

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