What is Anesthesia?
So what is anesthesia? Put simply, it’s a medication that is used to stop you from feeling pain either by putting you in a sleep-like state or by blocking the pain sensations in a specific part of your body. It is used to keep you safe and comfortable during general or minimally invasive surgery.
The types of anesthesia provided at Astera include:
Monitored anesthesia care
Which type is right for me?
Safe Care in a Safe Environment
Anesthesia services at Astera are provided by four certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). A CRNA is a medical provider who is specially trained in anesthesia. When you get put under anesthesia, your CRNA will manage your breathing and monitor your blood pressure and other vital functions throughout the entire procedure, working closely with the surgical team.
Anesthesia care is provided in a safe and modern environment with state-of-the-art anesthesia machines and monitors. Each CRNA is certified bi-annually by the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists and maintains certification in adult and pediatric advanced cardiac life support and neonatal resuscitation.
Astera’s CRNAs provide coverage for all scheduled procedures and a 24-hour on-call basis. Anesthesia care is provided to patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors.
In addition to surgical anesthesia, CRNAs provide: