General anesthesia
Spinal
Regional
Bier Block
Sedation
Local
Postoperative Nerve Blocks
Epidural

General anesthesia:
total or partial loss of consciousness during the surgical procedure.
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Spinal:
anesthetic administered through a needle in the back which blocks sensation in the lower parts of the body during a surgical procedure.
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Regional:
anesthetic administered to render a body part insensible to pain.
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Bier Block:
local anesthetic administered in the arm or foot to block sensation during a surgical procedure.
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Sedation:
the administration of medications to calm and relax a patient during a minor surgical procedure.
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Local:
medication administered directly in the surgical site to block pain.
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Postoperative Nerve Blocks:
medication administered to alleviate the pain associated after a surgery for major surgeries such as gastric by-pass and total joint replacement procedures.
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Epidural:
the insertion of an anesthetic in the epidural space to block sensation during or after surgery. Also used to control labor pain.
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