Anesthesia terms – General, regional, and local anesthesia

General, regional, and local anesthesia Anesthesia is a way to control pain using anesthetic medication. Anesthetics are used to numb a specific area of the body (local and regional anesthesia) or to cause a person to sleep through a painful procedure such as surgery (general anesthesia). Local anesthesia numbs just a small area of tissue ... Read More

Anesthesia types

Types of Anesthesia Anesthesia involves the use of medicines to block pain sensations (analgesia) during surgery and other medical procedures. Anesthesia also reduces many of your body’s normal stress reactions to surgery. The type of anesthesia used for your surgery depends on: Your medical history, including other surgeries you have had and any conditions you ... Read More

Anesthesia type – Minimal sedation , Monitored anesthesia care, Deep sedation

Types of Anesthesia First review the ASA’s CONTINUUM OF DEPTH OF SEDATION, DEFINITION OF GENERAL ANESTHESIA ANDLEVELS OF SEDATION/ANALGESIA. This document put out by the ASA is an excellent document for reference when deciphering the different levels of sedation. Minimal Sedation Here the patient responds normally to verbal commands. As the cognitive function and coordination ... Read More


Types of Anesthesia General Anesthesia The administration of anesthesia agents to achieve a state of unconsciousness to produce the absence of pain sensation over the entire body. This can be administered by inhalation, intravenously, intramuscularly, rectally, or via the gastrointestinal tract. Basically general anesthesia is a drug induced loss of consciousness during which patients are ... Read More

Caudal Anesthesia

What Is Caudal Anesthesia? The word anesthesia refers to the loss of sensation, while caudal usually pertains to the end or tail portion of a body part. Caudal anesthesia is generally the loss of sensation from the waist down to the legs. This is due to the administration or injection of a local anesthetic into ... Read More

Topical Anesthetic?

What Is a Topical Anesthetic? One of the effects of an anesthetic is a loss of feeling. A topical anesthetic is a medicinal product that can be used externally or internally. This is often done to relieve pain or itching associated with conditions such as sunburn, eczema, and arthritis. There are numerous products in this ... Read More

Types of Anesthesia and Anesthesia Services

Anesthesia Service by the Surgeon: Anesthesia services personally furnished by the physician performing the surgical, therapeutic or diagnostic procedure are considered an integral component of the primary procedure. This may include local injections, regional blocks, and intravenous medication. General anesthesia administered and monitored by the surgeon is not considered medically appropriate. Balanced Anesthesia: Anesthesia that ... Read More