GRMC’s board certified anesthesiologists play a vital role in a patient’s medical care. Our anesthesiologists develop an anesthetic plan, administer the anesthetics, manage pain levels, and evaluate and oversee the conduct and recovery of all patients undergoing anesthesia at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center.

There are various types of anesthesia that can administered depending on the scope of the procedure:

  • Local anesthesia: This treatment numbs a small section of the body and you are awake during the procedure.
  • Regional anesthesia: Regional anesthesia blocks pain in a larger part of your body, such as childbirth or everything below your chest.
  • General anesthesia: This treatment makes you unconscious (asleep), unaware of pain and is used for more invasive surgical procedures
  • Sedation: Sedation relaxes you to where you will have a more natural sleep, but can easily be awakened for procedures, such as a cardiac catheterization and colonoscopies.

During the procedure, our anesthesiologists continue to be responsible for the medical management of the patient, as well as monitoring the patient’s bodily functions. These functions include heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, breathing, and more.

After the procedure is complete, our anesthesiologists continues to be responsible for the patient’s overall care, while working to reverse the effects of the anesthesia and continue to evaluate the patient and keep them comfortable as they recover.