Anesthesia and Safety
Horizons Plastic Surgery Center is a full-service plastic surgery facility and is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) Modern advancements in anesthesia, surgical technique and out-patient delivery of care have significantly reduced the risk of cosmetic surgery.
Anesthesia services are performed by Integra Anesthesia Associates, a company based here in Rome. Our Director of Anesthesia Services is Mr. 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 he/she can be safely discharged home. The length of time in this area of Horizons Plastic Surgery Center depends upon the length of the surgery and the type of anesthetic. However, most patients can expect to recover in about one hour.