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Comfort & Safety

When you need a procedure, surgery or pain management that requires anesthesiology, it’s important to know you are receiving safe and effective care. At CRMC, our board certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) offer advanced, tailored care for patients in an environment that promotes safety and best practices.

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What is Anesthesiology

Our anesthesia providers administer anesthesia medicine that prevents pain and anxiety, during surgical procedures and during the perioperative period. Additionally we have anesthesiologists that specialize in chronic and acute pain management treatment and serve patients receiving critical care.

There are several types of anesthesia:

  • General anesthesia is used to put you to sleep during a medical procedure. This approach is used for major surgeries.

  • Regional anesthesia is administered to numb large areas of the body, such as a limb or areas below the waist. In many cases, you will also be given sedation so you will be asleep during the procedure.

  • Local anesthesia is used to numb a small area of the body, such as a wound that needs stitches.

Our anesthesiologists and CRNAs monitor a range of vital signs and functions before, during and after procedures requiring anesthesia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks of anesthesia?

At CRMC, your health and safety are our top priorities. While anesthesia is typically safe, complications are uncommon. Potential risks include breathing or heart rhythm issues, allergic reactions, and postoperative delirium, which can lead to confusion and may affect older adults and children. However, advancements in anesthetic agents, drug therapies, and patient monitoring have significantly reduced the incidence of anesthesia-related complications.

What types of pain do our anesthesia providers treat?

An anesthesiologist specializes in pain medicine and can treat various types of pain, including acute pain from injuries, back pain, chronic pain lasting three or more months, fibromyalgia, knee pain, labor and childbirth pain, and postoperative pain. They collaborate with your care team to develop the most effective pain management plan for your condition, whether it’s for a routine procedure or critical illness. For severe pain, anesthesiologists can prescribe and manage opioids and other prescription pain medications, as well as recommend physical therapy, non-prescription pain medications, massage, and relaxation techniques.

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