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a description of your anesthesia care as it will be provided at
The Berkshire Eye Surgery Center.
Prior to having
surgery, you will receive an anesthesia questionnaire at your surgeon's
office. You will also receive instructions regarding eating,
drinking, and which medications to take the day of surgery.
history will be reviewed by one of our anesthesiologists the day
prior to your surgery.
On the day of surgery, you will come to the Surgery Center and be
escorted to a pre-operative area where you will have an IV started
by one of the nursing staff. The IV allows us to administer medications
during your operation.
While in this
pre-operative area, you will meet your anesthesiologist. Please
be sure to tell him or her any specific concerns you have about
your surgical experience. It is especially important to let us know
about any problems you have with anxiety, claustrophobia or back
pain. This will allow your anesthesiologist to tailor your anesthetic
to your specific needs.
surgery, you will receive a type of anesthesia called MAC, or monitored
anesthesia care. The surgeon will also use local anesthesia
to make your eye numb.
After your operation, you will spend a short time in the recovery
area. Once you are fully awake, you will be able to return home.
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