What will the anesthesiologist do to put me to sleep in the or?

General anesthesia. You may be given a bit of anti-anxiety medication in preop area, then taken to or. There you will breathe oxygen deeply through a mask to wash out regular air. Monitors are placed to watch heart and lung function. When ready, you will receive anesthetic through IV and be asleep within 10 seconds. Our goal is then to keep you safe and comfortable through your surgery and recovery room stay.
Medications. Generally there are some medications that you would breathe and some are given intravenous. There also sometimes is a relaxing or calming medicine given first, if indicated. The anesthesia medications generally act very quickly and you usually wake quickly and comfortably after it is over.