Anesthesia is the administration of medication to allow medical procedures and surgery to be done, in many cases, without the patient being awake during the procedure. There are a variety of types of anesthesia (such as local, spinal, and general), as well as different medical providers that are able to provide anesthesia. Some are medical doctors (MDAs) specializing in anesthesia care; others are certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) with specialized training in this field.
At Lakewood Health System, our anesthesia providers work with you to provide the best possible service, and to make sure all your questions are answered before going into a procedure. Our anesthesia team is available 24/7 to provide you the care you need.
Make sure your anesthesia provider is well-informed about your health, medications and any other issues or concerns. There are certain risks that can be avoided with an open conversation prior to a procedure.