From providing pain relief for the mom-to-be during labor to comfort for the elderly patient undergoing surgery, Altru's Anesthesiologists provide expert, state-of-the-art care for all patients. We use a team approach, utilizing the skills of an anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist to maximize our ability to care for all patients. Regardless of the medical procedure you undergo, our team will endeavor to ensure your pain is decreased as much as possible.
What Kinds Of Anesthesia Are Available?
There are four types of anesthesia:
- General Anesthesia: involves putting the patient to sleep so that he or she will neither feel the pain nor experience the discomfort associated with surgery.
- Regional Anesthesia: involves anesthetizing just one region of the body.
- Local Anesthesia: involves numbing a very specific localized part of the body.
- Monitored Anesthesia Care: involves the administration of a mild sedative with local anesthesia and the monitoring of a patient's condition throughout surgery.