Anesthesia is medicine given to you just before your surgery or diagnostic procedure so that you will be comfortable and relaxed. There are different types of anesthesia, and the type you are given depends on your surgery. For example, anesthesia can be given through an IV, a face mask or a tube in your nose. If you are having minor surgery where not a lot of pain is expected, you may be given a "local" anesthestic - or shots around the surgery area. This will numb the nerves so that you feel no pain.
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital provides anesthesia services for patients having surgery or diagnostic procedures. Anesthesiologists are physicians specially trained to deliver anesthesia, and they provide 24-hour coverage for emergency as well as scheduled surgeries.