Anesthesia services are performed by Integra Anesthesia Associates, a company based in Rome, GA. Our Director of Anesthesia Services is Tony Pemerton, CRNA, who, along with his colleagues, strive to make your experience a safe and pleasant one.
General anesthesia is performed using intravenous medications to achieve the proper depth of anesthesia and analgesia. With this method, the patient’s level of anesthesia is deep enough to block both pain and awareness. During this process, the patient’s vital signs, blood oxygen levels, and expired carbon dioxide levels are meticulously monitored.
After surgery, the patient is transported to the recovery room and closely monitored by the nursing staff until she or he can be safely discharged home. Recovery time depends upon the length of the surgery and the type of anesthetic. However, most patients can expect to recover in about one hour.