Patient Information

General:  This involves complete unconsciousness with a tube placed in trachea to assist with breathing during surgery.  Tube comes out before you wake up so you are unaware of it. Typically used for more invasive or longer procedures.

IV Sedation:  This involves medicine given via intravenous line which provides semi-consciousness but you are able to remain breathing on your own through out the procedure, supplemental oxygen is given through your nostrils. Typically used for dental work, MRI scans, podiatry, colonoscopies and EGDʼs.

Regional Nerve Block:  This involves an injection of local anesthetic to a major nerve supplying the region of your body being operated on, i,e; foot, leg, arm, hand, shoulder.  Once the nerve block is in place, IV sedation can be provided to allow you to be relaxed through out your procedure.  Typically used for rotator cuff procedures, carpal tunnel repair, hammer toe and bunion surgery.

Spinal/Epidural:  This involves injection of local anesthetic into the fluid or spaces around your spinal cord to provide a lack of sensation below the level of the injection. IV sedation is provided to allow you to be relaxed during your procedure. Typically used for hernia repairs, gynecological and rectal procedures

Monitoring:  A Board Certified Anesthesia provider is at your side throughout every procedure to monitor your blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels and to maintain your comfort and safety until you are discharged.