Anesthesia services at Mile Bluff Medical Center
When you arrive for your surgery or procedure, you will work with a certified
registered nurse anesthetist to discuss the pain management option that
is right for you based on your needs, physical condition or the surgical
procedure you are having.
At Mile Bluff, several types of anesthesia are used. A certified nurse
anesthetist will work with you and your surgeon to determine which type
of anesthesia is best for your and your procedure.
The most common types of anesthesia, include:
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
Opioid-Free Anesthesia at Mile Bluff
Mile Bluff is also pleased to offer opioid-free anesthesia. Opioid-free
anesthesia (OFA) allows the use of anesthesia without the use of opioid
Opioid-free anesthesia allows for:
- minimizing the risk of respiratory issues during surgery for those at high
risk (those with COPD, sleep apnea, obesity, etc.)
- improving outcomes for those with chronic pain conditions
- providing options to safely manage surgical pain for those on chronic opioid
therapy, and those recovering from addiction
- reducing the risk of cognitive issues following surgery
- improving immune system function after surgery
Opioid-free anesthesia is still a new concept for many healthcare organizations.
At Mile Bluff, our team of certified nurse anesthetists are dedicated
to keeping up-to-date with many advanced anesthesia concepts and techniques,
Radio Frequency Ablation
Radio frequency Ablation is available in Mauston and is performed by our
anesthesia team with the help of medical imaging equipment. Using an electric
current, a small area of nerve tissue is heated up to stop it from sending
pain signals to the brain. It can providing lasting relief from chronic
pain, especially in joints impacted by arthritis. The relief can last
from six to 12 months depending on the patient and how quickly the nerves
regenerate or grow back. For some patients, relief can last years.
At Mile Bluff, we employee a team of
certified registered nurse anesthetists. To learn more about the services they provide or to schedule a pre-surgery
consultation, call 608-847-6161.