If your procedure requires anesthesia, you will receive an advance call from our anesthesiologist. This doctor will ask more details about your health history, medications, and personal or family history with anesthesia. Using your doctor’s report, the anesthesiologist will assess your vital signs, any lab results or pre-surgery tests, and the impact your height and weight may have on the anesthesia medications you receive. If there is any possibility you may be pregnant, please state this. You will be able to ask questions and share any concerns. Together you will decide which anesthesia is best for your procedure.

At Alicia Surgery Center, our anesthesiologists are board certified doctors, trained to administer anesthesia on a variety of patients. Our goal is to relieve any apprehensions you may experience, and help you feel as safe and relaxed as possible.

Types of Anesthesia

  • Conscious or moderate sedation
    Places patient in a relaxed, "twilight" state, as if you are asleep but still able to be aroused
  • Regional anesthesia
    Anesthetizes the part of the body to be treated and is often used in conjunction with conscious sedation or general anesthesia
  • General anesthesia
    Places patient in an unconscious state during the surgery
  • Monitored anesthesia care
    Anesthetic medications are administered intravenously, usually in lower doses than with a general anesthetic and without intubating the trachea (windpipe). The recovery period tends to be shorter.

The type of anesthesia you receive will be determined by the procedure, your medical history and preferences.