It’s normal to be anxious before a medical procedure. 

Logansport Memorial Hospital’s anesthesiology care team’s goal is to make your surgery go as smoothly and safely as possible. 

As medical specialists with advanced training in pharmacology and technology, anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are focused on ensuring your comfort by providing pain relief and monitoring your well-being before, during, and after your operation.

World-class anesthesia services

Logansport Memorial Hospital partners with NorthStar Anesthesia to provide exceptional surgical care experiences for all surgical patients. 

Before Surgery

When you meet with your board-certified anesthesia provider, you’ll have a chance to ask questions about your concerns and what to expect. 

To decrease the risk of any complications, your anesthesia provider will make a plan for your procedure tailored around your needs by asking questions about your: 

  • Allergies to latex, medication, or foods
  • Current and past medical history (including if you have had any problems with getting anesthesia before or if you have a history of blood clots)
  • Family’s health history
  • Any current medications, herbal remedies, prescription opioids, or supplements you are taking
  • Use of cigarettes, alcohol, or recreational drugs

Types of anesthesia

The kind of anesthesia that you get will depend on your medical history and the type of procedure you’re getting. Some common types of anesthesia include:

General anesthesia: An anesthesia provider uses a combination of anesthetics to put you into a deep sleep-like, unconscious state for your surgery so that you don’t feel pain during the procedure.

Regional anesthesia: An anesthesia provider numbs one large area of your body during surgery without your being completely unconscious.

Local or monitored anesthesia: An anesthesia provider numbs a small region of your body for pain prevention during a minor procedure.

During surgery

Your safety and comfort are your anesthesia provider’s top priority. 

They will monitor you throughout your surgery and manage pain that may result from surgery or other procedures.

After surgery

Every person has a different experience awakening from anesthesia.  

Once you are in recovery after your surgery, your anesthesia provider and surgical care team will monitor and evaluate your condition to make sure you awaken as smoothly and comfortably as possible. 

If you experience any discomfort or pain after your surgery, your anesthesia provider may offer medication to help give you some relief as part of your postoperative care.