Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.
Today’s anesthesia practice has evolved into the treatment of chronic and cancer-related pain as well as pain experienced during childbirth. Metro’s physicians routinely utilize three common techniques – general, regional, and neuraxial.
During general anesthesia, patients are eased into a state of unconsciousness through the administration of anesthetic agents to achieve an absence of pain sensation over the entire body. General anesthesia can be administered in a variety of ways including by inhalation, intravenously and intramuscularly.
Regional anesthesia produces a state of insensibility at a particular region of the body by interrupting sensory nerve conductivity. The most common regional anesthetic techniques include peripheral nerve blocks commonly placed during orthopedic surgery.
Neuraxial anesthesia refers to anesthetic medications placed near the nerves of the spinal cord. This includes spinal and epidural anesthesia, commonly used in obstetrics as well as for post-op and chronic pain relief.
Sedation is commonly used to reduce a patient’s anxiety and relieve pain for all types of medical and surgical procedures.
Types of Surgery
Metro Anesthesia’s physicians provide anesthetic care for all types of surgery and all sub-specialties.