Find out about how general anesthesia works, what it's used for, plus what happens before, during, and after anesthesia is administered.
There are four types of anesthesia that can be given for surgery. Learn more about each type and what you should know before going under.
Learn what anesthesia awareness is, when it happens, and how and why general anesthesia can sometimes fail.
An anesthesiologist is a doctor trained to administer anesthesia. Learn what the job entails, training involved, and how anesthesia is delivered safely.
Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) or twilight sleep is a type of light anesthesia used for minor procedures. Learn how the process is completed.
There are many potential side effects of general anesthesia ranging from minor inconveniences to significant and potentially serious complications.
Learn about the anesthesia used in elective C-section surgeries, plus find out what factors will determine which kind a patient gets.
Get info on intravenous sedation (IV sedation) or monitored anesthesia care (MAC) and when is it used, what the benefits are, and the risks.
Doctors use regional or general anesthesia for joint replacement. What's right for you depends on your case, but regional is often the better choice.
Scar revision surgery is used for both cosmetic and functional reasons. Learn more about what to expect. Medically reviewed by our board-certified surgeons.