Our anesthesia protocols are tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs. Before a surgical procedure, each patient has a pre-surgical examination. If a patient is of a certain age or medical condition, the doctor will order pre-surgical bloodwork that checks for pre-existing conditions. Almost all patients will have an intravenous catheter used for safely administering drugs and intravenous fluids during surgery. Each patient is given a sedative, not only to relax them, but also to allow the use of less anesthesia during the procedure. We mainly use general anesthesia; however, a doctor may choose to use local anesthesia for minor procedures when deemed appropriate. We have different induction agents available to suit the needs of each patient. Our inhalant anesthetics, sevoflurane and isoflurane, have a short duration of effect, making them very safe. While under anesthesia, the oxygen saturation, heart rate, EKG, blood pressure and respiration are all monitored to ensure normal levels are maintained. A highly skilled technician assists the doctor at all times and provides patient care from induction to recovery.