Anesthesia is an important part of some surgeries.  If your procedure requires anesthesia, you will be given a "general" or "local" anesthesia. A "general" anesthetic is a deep sleep for your entire body. You will remember nothing of the surgery itself, and you will feel no pain during the surgery. A "local" anesthetic only numbs a specific part of the body.

All anesthetics at Findlay Surgery Center are administered by a member of Western Reserve Anesthesia Associates. In the majority of cases, anesthesia is administered by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). CRNAs are advanced practice nurses with specialized graduate-level education in anesthesiology. Learn more about Western Reserve Anesthesia Associates.

If your procedure requires anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will meet with you during pre-op to review your medical history, and explain their plan for your care. You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions or concerns addressed at that time.

Do's and Don'ts After Anesthesia:

  • Don't drive a car or operate equipment for at least 24 hours.
  • Don't make any important decisions or sign any legal documents that day.
  • Don't take any medications unless prescribed by or discussed with your physician.
  • Don't drink alcohol for at least 24 hours. 

  • DO rest quietly at home for the rest of the day.
  • DO arrange for someone to care of your small children for the day.
  • DO take liquids first and slowly progress to a light meal.
  • DO call FSC if you have any questions.