Understanding your anesthetic care can seem daunting at first. Visurraga Enterprises LLC. and our anesthesia providers work closely together with your physician and surgeon to make your surgical experience as positive as possible.
**Please note that this information is for educational purposes only. Specific medical care should always be determined with a medical professional.
Day of Surgery What exactly does the anesthesia provider do?
A CRNA manages care of the patient’s anesthesia needs before, during, and after a procedure. A CRNA may manage your anesthesia care by doing any of the following during the procedure:
Visurraga Enterprises LLC offers the assurance that our anesthesia providers will remain at the bedside from the patient during the entirety of the anesthetic, ensuring the most comfortable, complete and relaxed anesthetic experience possible. Your safety is the anesthesia provider's sole focus during surgery or a procedure requiring anesthesia. There are risks and benefits to every anesthetic technique.
What kind of anesthesia will I have? There are three main types of anesthesia- general, regional, and local. In general anesthesia, the patient is made unconscious, while in regional and local anesthesia the patient may fall asleep but will not be unconscious. To learn more about these three types of anesthesia, visitPatient Education page. Certain procedures may require a specific type of anesthesia, such as open-heart surgery which requires general anesthesia. Other procedures may give you the option to use multiple kinds of anesthesia. If you feel strongly about what type of anesthesia you should have, it is best to talk with your anesthesia provider to see what can be done.
Will I need to receive blood for the surgery/procedure? Typically, you will not need to receive blood for a surgery/procedure, especially if it is less serious or dangerous. However, it is entirely possible that you may need to receive blood during the surgery, whether it be planned or unplanned. For example, a surgery may require a blood transfusion, in which case you could donate your own blood for your surgery weeks in advance. Another potential scenario is if you were to unexpectedly lose too much blood during a surgery. If this were to happen, you would likely need to receive a blood transfusion. As a reminder, receiving a blood transfusion during an elective, outpatient procedure is highly unlikely.