Anesthesia

Adult Anesthesia - Sherwood Surgical Center

Stages of Anesthesia - Adults

Stage 1: After being taken to the operating room, medications will be administered through an IV and you'll begin to fall asleep.

Stage 2: The anesthesiologist will regulate anesthetic agents and monitor your vital signs throughout the surgery. The anesthesia provides pain relief, loss of sensation and loss of consciousness. Medications will also be administered to reduce vomiting and nausea after the surgery.

Stage 3: When surgery is complete, the anesthesiologist will reverse the process and you will begin to regain consciousness in the PACU.


Pediatric Anesthesia - Sherwood Surgical Center

Stages of Anesthesia - Children

Stage 1: Children generally go to sleep by breathing anesthetic agents through a mask, which smells like candy. Some children, who are old enough, may choose to receive anesthesia through an IV rather than a mask.

Stage 2: The anesthesiologist will regulate the anesthetics and monitor your child's vital signs during surgery. The anesthesia provides pain relief, loss of sensation and loss of consciousness. Medications will also be administered to reduce vomiting and nausea after the surgery.

Stage 3: When surgery is complete, the anesthesiologist will reverse the process and your child will begin to regain consciousness in the PACU. All children react differently when coming out of anesthesia. Some children will be drowsy and quiet, while others will cry and be hyperactive.

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