Anesthesia

What types of anesthesia are there?

Jandee provides three anesthetic options:

  • General Anesthesia administers medications through an intravenous line or through an anesthesia mask.  This procedure creates a state of unconsciousness so that you will not see, hear or feel anything during your procedure.
  • Regional Anesthesia is administered via an injection of local anesthetic in the area of the body that will be undergoing the surgical procedure.  This application will result in numbness at the surgical site.  This type of anesthetic will make you comfortable, drowsy and blur your memory.
  • Conscious Sedation is the combination of the administration of pain medication  via an intravenous line and an injection of a local anesthetic.  Your vital signs are monitored by an anesthesiologist through this process.

 

Where is anesthesia administered?

Anesthesia can be administered in one of three locations:

  • in an ambulatory surgical center;
  • in a physician’s office;
  • or in a hospital or medical center.

Jandee and Karadan exclusively specialize in anesthesia provided in ambulatory and office settings.

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What is ambulatory anesthesia?

Ambulatory anesthesia is designed to meet the needs of ambulatory surgery.  The utilization of short acting anesthetic drugs combined with specialized anesthetic techniques allows you to go home shortly after your operation.  Our board certified anesthesiologists are focused on your safety so that the delivery of care is provided in a safe and comfortable environment.    To be a candidate for ambulatory surgery you must be in fairly good health; however, each patient’s needs are different so our anesthesiologist will evaluate you and tailor care to ensure you can safely undergo ambulatory anesthesia.

Patients can anticipate going home after a short recovery from anesthesia.  It is required that you have someone drive you home and provide any needed assistance for recovery.  In the event your recovery requires additional help arrangements will be made for a postsurgical recovery facility or nurse home help.

 

What is office based anesthesia?

Office based surgery is a form of ambulatory anesthesia.  Similar to ambulatory surgery the goal is to get patients discharged as soon as possible.  Again, short acting anesthetics are utilized in combination with specialized techniques to ensure a speedy recovery from anesthesia and to get patients back home quickly and safely.  The success of these types of procedures has rapidly made these forms of surgeries very popular, almost half of all surgeries performed are now done in ambulatory or office based settings.  Some examples of procedures that Jandee and Karadan perform in an office based setting are:

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Bladder Biopsy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Essure
  • Uterine ablation
  • Breast Augmentation

 

What is Pain Management?

Pain management is an interdisciplinary approach of medicine that aids in the control of pain and improvement of quality of life for those suffering from chronic pain.

Some of the conditions that we treat at our offices are:

*Myofascial Pain *Complex Regional Pain
*Scar Pain from Neuromas *Phantom Limb Pain
*Cancer Pain *Neuropathic Pain, such as Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
* Neuralgias, including Postherpetic Neuralgia (from shingles)

 

Back and Neck pain syndromes stemming from a variety of causes including:

*Herniated Disc *Spinal Stenosis
*Facet Joint Arthritis *Failed Back Surgery
*Muscular Strain *SI Joint Arthritis
*Piriformis Syndrome *Others

 

Additional Information

Sedation Information Brochure
Sedation Anesthesia

Who is an Anesthesiologist
Types of Anesthesia
What to Expect