The anesthesiologists of Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital – First Colony specialize in the latest approaches to reducing or preventing pain during and after your surgery.
There are four basic types of anesthesia:
- Local anesthesia numbs a specific area of the body while you stay awake and alert.
- Conscious sedation is a combination of a sedative (to relax you) and an anesthetic (to block pain) administered before and during your procedure. You will probably stay awake but might not remember much from the procedure afterwards.
- Regional anesthesia blocks pain in a specific area of the body, as an epidural does during childbirth.
- General anesthesia puts you to sleep; you will feel nothing and have no memory of the procedure afterwards.
Your anesthesiologist will prescribe and administer the precise type and amount of anesthesia to minimize pain during your procedure with the least possible side effects.
For more information about anesthesia at Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital – First Colony, please call us at (281) 243‑1000.