Our goal at Kentucky Anesthesia Group is to provide outstanding perioperative care and excellent surgical pain management. We believe that patients should have the best care before, during and after surgery.
Before having an operation, during a preoperative assessment, you and your Kentucky Anesthesia Group anesthesiologist will discuss which anesthetic is most suitable for you. Your medical history will be discussed and you will be asked whether anyone in your family has had problems with anesthesia. Your general health and lifestyle will also be discussed. Your anesthesiologist will inform you about what to expect during your surgery and discuss anesthetic choices with you.
Kentucky Anesthesia Group anesthesiologists are an integral part of the surgical process. We provide medical evaluation prior to surgery, ongoing consultation with the surgical team, pain management during the procedure and patient supervision immediately following surgery.
Our anesthesiologists use a variety of medications in our practice to keep patients safe, relaxed and pain-free for their surgeries. These medications range from mild sedatives for minor procedures to potent inhalational gases and muscle relaxants for major or lengthy surgeries.
If you’re having major surgery, one of our physician anesthesiologists will give you anesthesia and monitor you while you’re unconscious during the surgery. Whatever the type of anesthesia you receive, the goal is to provide continuous pain relief and sustain critical life functions during the medical procedure.
Kentucky Anesthesia Group provides a full range of anesthesia services:
Many surgical procedures require patients to receive general anesthesia, a process in which Kentucky Anesthesia Group uses medication to place patients in a controlled state of unconsciousness. Some procedures require regional anesthesia, in which only the portion of the body undergoing surgery is numbed. Epidural and spinal procedures require neuraxial anesthesia. Others require sedation to relieve pain or anxiety.
After a major surgery, such as a hip or knee replacement or a procedure on another major organ, you most likely will experience postoperative pain. Your Kentucky Anesthesia Group anesthesiologist will help manage this pain. Your anesthesiologist and your doctor will help you decide how to manage your pain after surgery. The type and amount of pain medicine you need varies. It will depend on your overall health and what kind of surgery you have. Some pain medicines may interact with other medicines. Be sure you discuss what medicines you take regularly before starting a new pain medicine.
Post-operative pain is not just annoying or unpleasant. If not treated correctly, it can sometimes become chronic pain and become more challenging to manage. At Kentucky Anesthesia Group, our mission is to provide excellent pain management for patients undergoing surgery. We strive to provide medical services in a compassionate, professional manner to patients while working with surgeons and certified registered nurse anesthetists.
Our anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists (CRNA) at Kentucky Anesthesia Group are committed to putting every patient at ease before, during and after every procedure. For more information, contact our office at (859) 268-1030.