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Anesthesia is a major part of your surgery.

Each year, millions of people in the United States undergo some form of medical treatment requiring anesthesia. In the hands of qualified anesthesia professionals anesthesia is a safe and effective means of alleviating pain during nearly every type of medical procedure. All anesthesia care is provided with the highest degree of professionalism, including constant monitoring of every important body function. As changes occur in your reactions to anesthesia, your anesthesia professional responds with modifications of the anesthetic to ensure your safety and comfort.

In addition to their role in the procedure itself, anesthesia professionals make many preparations for you before surgery. You can—and should—take an active role in these preparations by communicating and cooperating with your anesthesia professional and surgeon.