Types of Anesthesia
Modern anesthesia is safer and better tolerated than ever before. Today’s anesthesiologists and anesthetists use many different types of anesthesia to care for people in hospitals, surgical centers, clinics, and doctor’s offices. At Anesthesia Associates of Rock Hill, we provide a full range of services to the local medical community.
General anesthesia is used for major operations, such as a knee replacement or open-heart surgery, and causes you to lose consciousness.
Sedation is often used for minimally invasive procedures like colonoscopies. The level of sedation ranges from minimal — drowsy but able to talk — to deep.
Regional anesthesia is often used during childbirth and surgeries of the arm, leg or abdomen. It numbs a large part of the body, but you remain aware.
Local anesthesia is for procedures such as getting stitches or having a mole removed. It numbs a small area, and you are alert and awake.
Areas of Care
Doctors, surgeons and patients work together to decide the most appropriate anesthetic. Our anesthesia team is involved with a wide variety of surgical cases, some examples would include:
- Pediatric Anesthesia
- Full Service Obstetric Care, Including Epidurals
- Complex Neurosurgical Procedures
- Outpatient Surgery
- Cardiac Procedures
- Bariatric Anesthesia
- General Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Vascular Procedures
- Ear Nose Throat Surgery
- Pain Management
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