You are in good hands.

You are in good hands.

Salem Professional Anesthesia Services will strive to demonstrate the highest level of compassion, and to provide excellent and professional anesthesia care to its patients.

We strive to make a positive impact on all of our patients and their families. This starts with understanding the needs and desires of our patients, and then safely and effectively managing these with the most up to date technology and practices. While we work with our brains, we lead with our hearts.

While surgeons focus on a particular part of your body, we focus on your comfort, safety and stability during surgical procedures.

Whether you are under regional, general or monitored anesthesia, we constantly track your vital signs and adjust medications to ensure you remain stable and to prevent pain during surgery. Using cutting edge techniques such as nerve blocks, we also work to minimize your post-surgery discomfort.

Our Anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists work carefully and deliberately to deliver the best possible outcomes for your procedure. We review records prior to your arrival, plan the anesthesia services that best fit your situation and medical status, and adjust as necessary during the procedure. Typically you won’t remember much interaction with our providers, but rest assured we are working constantly behind the scenes to ensure your safety and comfort.

Common Questions About Anesthesia

In many cases, yes, you do have anesthesia choices. Your anesthesia provider will offer choices, as appropriate, for the type of surgery you are going to have.

At Salem Professional Anesthesia Services, your anesthesia will be administered by an experienced staff of well trained professionals. These include Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs-advanced practice registered nurse-specialists in anesthesia), and/or Anesthesiologists (medical doctor specialists in anesthesia.) All staff work together as a collaborative team to administer your anesthesia in a safe and comfortable manner.

No. Administering anesthesia is painless, and patients are unconscious. The entire process is monitored by a highly qualified anesthesia provider from the Anesthesia Department.

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.

Common Questions About Insurance

Some insurance carriers send payment for our services directly to you. You are responsible for remitting this payment to Salem Professional Anesthesia and can send payment to:

128 Peachtree Lane, Suite B
Advance, NC 27006

North Carolina law requires us to process your anesthesia service claim in-network. Salem Professional Anesthesia will process your claim based on your insurance carrier’s in-network benefits.

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.

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