No. Administering anesthesia is painless, and patients are unconscious. The entire process is monitored by a highly qualified anesthesia provider from the Anesthesia Department.
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We try to make children and their parents as comfortable and as reassured as possible. Children will breathe through a mask, and fall asleep during a safe, gentle, and painless process. We encourage the child’s parent or guardian to be with the child to provide reassurance in the preoperative stage.
For adults, a nurse will prepare the patient in the preoperative area. The process is painless and involves a small intravenous catheter in the arm.
This is dependent on the length of your surgery. Your anesthesia will last as long as your surgery lasts.
Most times, no. We are, however, prepared to prevent nausea and vomiting. Should you become sick in the recovery room, we will treat you with the appropriate medication. If you have had a past experience with an anesthetic that made you sick, please let us know in advance. We can take steps to prevent discomfort.
As a courtesy to you, our administrative office will send the claim to your insurance carrier. We file with all insurance carriers and will request your insurance information at check-in.
To determine the details of what services are and are not covered, please contact your insurance carrier.
The vast majority of health insurance plans cover the anesthesia service. If you have any further questions, please contact our office.