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The Different Types of Anesthesia

26 Sep

Types of Anesthesia

If you are having surgery or other medical procedures that create pain or discomfort, chance are your doctor will be giving you a drug called an anesthetic. These drugs will reduce or rid the patient of pain.

Your anesthesiologist will choose the type of anesthesia used in your procedure based upon several factors:

Your current health and health history. Your medical professional will consider previous surgeries you may have had. They will also consider current and past health problems, such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes. You also will be asked whether you or anyone in your family has had an allergic reaction to any anesthetics or other medicines. Continue reading “The Different Types of Anesthesia” »