Anesthesia is a medicine given during childbirth, surgery or a procedure so that you won't feel pain. It helps keep you relaxed and calm during the procedure. The type of anesthesia you have will depend on your medical history, any allergies you have to medicines, the results of any tests you have and a physical exam, as well as the type of procedure you have having done.
The main types of anesthesia are local, regional, and general.
While you are asleep you will have a tube in your throat to help you breathe and to make sure you are getting enough oxygen. The tube may be removed before you wake up after the surgery.
If you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. Be sure to keep all appointments for provider visits or tests.