General anesthesia is a type of anesthesia that achieves total unconsciousness, with careful attention to a patient's vital signs and breathing effort. Assistance with your breathing may be accomplished with various breathing devices that are placed once you are completely asleep. General anesthesia is required for certain types of surgeries and/or based on your specific medical history. Our anesthesiologists will conduct a complete preoperative examination with you on the day of surgery, focusing on your medical and surgical history, airway examination, and any potential side effects from prior anesthetics. A specific anesthetic plan is formulated based on this information, and will be discussed with you in detail before the proposed surgery so that you may ask all necessary questions.
We understand that you may have questions before the day of surgery, so we provide consultation services prior to the day of surgery to answer all of your questions and alleviate any anxiety that you may be experiencing beforehand. Send us your question, and we will do our best to answer it.