About Anesthesia

Oct 26, 2017
Surgisite Boston

Importance of Anesthesia in Surgical Procedures

Anesthesia plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and comfort of patients during various surgical procedures. At Surgisite Boston, under the expert guidance of Dr. Furstenberg Michael, we understand the significance of anesthesia in creating a pain-free surgical experience for our patients.

Types of Anesthesia

There are several different types of anesthesia, each suited for specific procedures and patient needs:

1. Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia is commonly used for minor surgical procedures, where only a specific area of the body needs to be numbed. It involves the injection of an anesthetic drug directly into the targeted area, temporarily blocking the sensation of pain.

2. Regional Anesthesia

Regional anesthesia is employed when a larger area of the body needs to be numbed. It involves injecting an anesthetic near the nerves that supply sensation to that specific region. Common types of regional anesthesia include epidural and spinal anesthesia.

3. General Anesthesia

In more complex surgical procedures, general anesthesia is administered to induce a state of controlled unconsciousness. It allows the patient to be completely unaware and insensitive to pain throughout the procedure. General anesthesia is usually delivered through intravenous medications and inhaled gases.

The Role of Anesthesiologists

Anesthesiologists are highly trained medical professionals who specialize in administering anesthesia. They play a vital role in ensuring patient well-being before, during, and after surgery. At Surgisite Boston, Dr. Furstenberg Michael and his team of experienced anesthesiologists are dedicated to delivering exceptional care and minimizing any potential risks associated with anesthesia.

The Anesthetic Process

Prior to your surgical procedure, our team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, current health status, and any specific anesthesia requirements. This assessment allows us to customize the anesthesia plan according to your individual needs.

During the administration of anesthesia, vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, and breathing are closely monitored by our skilled anesthesiologists. This continuous monitoring ensures your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

After the surgical procedure is complete, our team will closely monitor your recovery in a designated post-anesthesia care area. We provide expert post-operative care, ensuring that you are stable and ready to transition safely to the next phase of recovery.

Your Safety is Our Priority

At Surgisite Boston, we prioritize patient safety above all else. Our highly trained team of professionals, led by Dr. Furstenberg Michael, implements industry-leading standards and best practices to minimize potential anesthesia-related complications.


Choosing an experienced surgical team that understands the importance of anesthesia is crucial for your overall well-being during any surgical procedure. At Surgisite Boston, we are committed to providing exceptional care, ensuring your safety, comfort, and successful outcomes. Trust Dr. Furstenberg Michael and our team for all your anesthesia needs.

David Dewyngaert
Love the emphasis on patient comfort! 🙌🏼💙 Anesthesia is so important!
Nov 8, 2023
Janet James
Anesthesia is crucial in ensuring safe and pain-free surgical experiences. Dr. Furstenberg Michael and Surgisite Boston prioritize patient comfort. 💉💙
Oct 15, 2023