Will someone be watching over me and making sure I am safe and not feeling pain?

Your nurse anesthetist (CRNA) will be by your side throughout every part of your procedure. During anesthesia, your vital signs such as heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, and oxygenation are constantly monitored to gauge the depth of anesthesia and your CRNA responds with modifications to ensure your comfort and safety.

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Placement of a flexible plastic tube in the trachea to protect and support the airway and allow for mechanical or artificial respiration. This is usually done when the patient is asleep.

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