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Anesthesiologists at Baystate Wing Hospital provide care to surgical patients like you and your loved ones:

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

Types of Anesthesia

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

  • General anesthesia ensures that you are completely asleep and unaware of the procedure.
  • Moderate sedation provides the appropriate medication for you 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 your body is numbed and you are able to communicate during the procedure.