Our CRNAs Will Make Your Anesthesia Experience Comfortable during Your Cosmetic Surgery
Anesthesia is an important part of your surgical experience. Our anesthesia is provided by Anesthesia Elements Group (AEG). A nationally board-certified group of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s) with extensive experience, strong advocacy for high quality patient care and affiliations with major University Hospitals in the area. They are in touch with cutting edge research and practice techniques to keep you safe and comfortable. In addition they use state of the art monitoring and adhere to the stringent standards in safety instituted by the accrediting body: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). We look forward to meeting your anesthetic needs.
What is a CRNA?
A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience, has completed two or more years of intense postgraduate anesthesia training, and passed a national written examination. Mandatory continuing education programs keep the CRNA competent and current in the very complex science of anesthesia.
More than 50 percent of all anesthesia in the United States is administered by CRNAs. Working in such diverse settings as hospital operating rooms, special procedure rooms, surgery centers, and surgeon’s office OR suites, CRNAs are involved in managing the vital functions of patients during their surgeries. As certified practitioners of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CRNAs are also called on to restore or maintain respiratory functions of critically ill patients in hospitals and to transport these patients from one setting to another.
The CRNA assigned to provide your anesthesia care will telephone you prior to your surgery to interview you and answer any questions you may have.
With current advances in anesthetic and sedative drugs, it has become possible to perform many surgical procedures in an office operating suite rather than in a hospital or surgery center, which helps reduce costs to patients. Patients are often surprised to learn of the number of procedures that can be done using the combination of local anesthetics and intravenous sedation and/or regional anesthesia provided by an anesthesia specialist.
The most current, state-of-the-art drugs can be controlled to provide varying degrees of sedation, ranging from comfort and relief from anxiety to profound levels of sleep that rival general anesthesia. The level of sedation can be tailored to the patient desires as well as to the surgeon’s requirements.
Even after receiving heavy IV sedation, patients are generally awake and ready for discharge very quickly after surgery.
An advantage of having your procedure performed in our facility is avoiding the increased expense of a hospital or surgery center fee.
The surgeon’s office staff can provide information on anesthesia fees for your procedure. Payment for anesthesia services is generally required in advance. Where appropriate, your insurance will be billed.