Anesthesia at Mile Bluff Medical Center
How Does Anesthesia Work?
There are three basic types of anesthesia. You will work with your anesthetist
to discuss the option that is right for you based on your needs, physical
condition or the surgical procedure you are having.
General anesthesia produces a loss of sensation throughout the entire body.
Regional anesthesia produces a loss of sensation to a specific region of the body.
Local anesthesia produces a loss of sensation to a small, specific area of the body.
Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) is also available at Mile Bluff. This form
of anesthesia is designed to provide different levels of sedation ranging
from very little to very deep sedation. This can be tailored specifically
to each procedure and patient's needs. Monitored by the anesthesia
provider, MAC is used for non-surgical and simple surgical procedures,
in order to provide the comfort necessary for patients to complete the