Is anesthesia safe?

New technologies, improved anesthetic drugs, advanced education for anesthesia providers, and high professional standards make this one of the safest aspects of a surgical procedure.

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Epidural anesthesia

Type of regional anesthesia produced by the injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space (just outside the membrane that protects our spinal cord) of the lumbar or sacral region of the spine (lower back). Patient feels numbness from the abdomen or pelvis downward and is used especially to control pain during childbirth. Often a very small tube or catheter is left in place so you can receive more mediation as needed.

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