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Anesthesiology

Anesthesiologists at Clinton Hospital provide care to surgical patients including:

  • Consultation prior to surgery
  • Delivery of medications for safe, pain-free surgery and monitoring life functions during surgery
  • Postsurgical care as required

Generally, one of the following types of anesthesia is used:

  • General anesthesia ensures that the patient is completely asleep and unaware of the procedure.
  • Moderate sedation provides the appropriate medication to have surgery without discomfort, but not in a deep sleep.
  • Regional anesthesia includes spinal, epidural and regional block anesthesia. Only the appropriate area of the body is numbed and the patient is able to communicate during the procedure.