695 Chestnut Street
Union, NJ 07083
Many patients are apprehensive about anesthesia and surgery. If you are well informed, you will be better prepared and more relaxed. Talk with your anesthesiologist and ask questions. Your anesthesiologist is your advocate and is experienced in making your surgery and recovery as safe and comfortable as possible.
The following are the different categories of sedation and anesthesia that is offered:
- Conscious Sedation
- Monitored Anesthesia Care
- Local Anesthesia
Regardless of the type of sedation or anesthesia that you receive, special anesthetic agents and techniques are used to provide a safe, comfortable and speedy recovery.
Each patient should be given his or her own instructions. It is important to refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to surgery/procedure in order to prevent the risks of aspirating gastric contents (complication related to vomiting) during your surgery/procedure. If you do not fast as directed by your physician, your surgery/procedure may be delayed or cancelled.
Some medications should be taken and others should not. It is important to discuss this with your physicians.
You must make arrangements for a responsible adult to take you home after your surgery. You will not be able to drive yourself home.
If you have any further questions regarding anesthesia, you may call the Union Anesthesia office at (908) 851-7161.