Anesthesia

Anesthesia controls pain during surgery or other medical procedures. It includes using medicines, and sometimes close monitoring, to keep you comfortable. It can also help control breathing, blood pressure, blood flow, and heart rate and rhythm, when needed.

An anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist takes charge of your comfort and safety during surgery. This topic focuses on anesthesia care that you get from these specialists.

Anesthesia may be used to:

Relax You

Block Pain

Make you sleep or forgetful

Make you unconscious for your surgery

What Determins the type of Anesthesia Used?

The type of anesthesia depends on the following:

Your past and current health. The doctor or nurse will consider other surgeries you have had and any health problems you have, such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes. You also will be asked whether you or any family members have had an allergic reaction to any anesthetics or medicines.

The reason for your surgery and the type of surgery.

The results of tests, such as blood tests or an electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG).

Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg works with Anesthesia Consultants of the Upstate, PA and their amazing staff for all Anesthesia needs.

Providers include:

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Aaron J. Bohn

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David C. Garrett IV

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Thomas Humar

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Catherine L. Jung

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Daniel L. Wright

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