ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES of WISCONSIN
FOR A PAINLESS PROCEDURE
Our goal is to make your surgical procedure positive, safe and as comfortable as possible. That’s why our anesthesiologists—through consultation and expertise—work with you to determine the best protocol based on your health, procedure and lifestyle.
Anesthesia falls into three main categories. Though best practices for each procedure typically inform the type of anesthesia we use, we do take patient preferences into consideration when possible.
General Anesthesia – Total loss of consciousness. The patient is not awake and feels no pain.
Regional Anesthesia– This involves injecting medication near a cluster of nerves to numb only the area of the body that requires surgery.
Local Anesthesia – This involves injecting a numbing medication into the skin and tissues to numb a specific area.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us at 262-303-5000 to speak to an anesthesiologist. For more information on anesthesia, please reference information from The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: https://www.asra.com/page/40/patient-information.