Exceptional patient care begins with an incredible team and the anesthesiologists who come to work at Polaris Surgery Center specialize in outpatient orthopedic surgical care. 

What Types of Anesthesia Are Available?

The four main types of anesthesia used during surgery are:

  • Local anesthesia This is usually a one-time injection of medicine used to numb a small area for a procedure.
  • Regional anesthesia Pain medication to numb a larger part of the body may be provided through an injection or a small tube called a catheter. You will be awake, but unable to feel the area that is numbed. This type of anesthesia is often used for surgeries of the arm or leg.
  • Monitored anesthesia care or intravenous (IV) sedation The anesthesia provider will administer medication that will relax you through an IV placed in a vein. Depending on the procedure, the level of sedation may range from minimal — making you drowsy but able to talk — to deep, meaning you probably won’t remember the procedure.  IV sedation is sometimes combined with local or regional anesthesia.
  • General anesthesia This type of anesthesia is provided through an anesthesia mask or IV and makes you lose consciousness. It is more likely to be used if you are having a major surgery, such as a knee replacement.

The type of anesthesia you receive will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of procedure you are having, your health and in some cases, your preference.

New Albany Orthopedic Anesthesia, LLC
5031 Forest Drive
New Albany, OH 43054

Dr. Babak Khabiri
Dr. Matthew Meinert
Dr. Nestor Narcelles
Dr. Mark Reno
Dr. Azam Shah

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