Types of Anesthesia
The type of surgery, will determine the level of anesthesia required. Anesthesia options may include:
This affects the entire body, leaving the patient unconscious. General anesthesia is provided directly into the bloodstream intravenously or inhaled as gas. Every procedure performed under general anesthesia in our clinic is attended by a board-certified anesthesia provider.
Also known as “twilight sedation,” this type of anesthesia is selected for certain procedures. It allows patients undergo awake procedures comfortably . Patients usually experience a faster postoperative recovery and less nausea after intravenous sedation as compared to general anesthesia.
Certain drugs may be administered prior to surgery to help you relax before going into the operating room.
This type of anesthesia is used to directly numb the surgical site, so the patient feels no pain during their procedure. Patients remain conscious and comfortable, and can usually return home soon after the procedure.
Dr. Michael Kim offers a new alternative for pain relief: Pro-Nox. This system delivers a 50/50 blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen, with the quantity controlled by you, the patient. This pain and stress-relieving mixture works in just seconds, is non-addictive, leaves the body in just minutes, allowing you to have your procedure in total comfort. No anesthesia injections or numbing creams are needed. We offer the Pro-Nox option to our patients as they love that they control the level of pain relief needed. No need to wait for an anesthetic to numb an area, saving you waiting time. You can be in and out of our clinic in just minutes, able to drive, and back to yourself just minutes after treatment. Ask us about Pro-Nox for your procedure.
In our operating room, anesthesia services are provided by board-certified anesthesia providers who will ensure your comfort and safety during surgery. They will also aid in managing your immediate postoperative needs during your recovery.