For Anesthesiology Patients

Helpful information to put you at ease as you prepare for anesthesia.

We’re Here For You

Whether you’re preparing for a complex surgery or exploring options for pain relief during childbirth, our anesthesia team is here to walk alongside you every step of the way. When you plan your care at MedStar, we make sure you understand your anesthesia options, including the benefits and risks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Types of Anesthesia

From sedation to general anesthesia and regional pain blocks, learn more about the anesthesia that may fit your needs.

View Types of Anesthesia

What to Expect

Preparing For Anesthesia

What you can—and can’t eat—and other considerations before anesthesia

Day of Procedure

When to arrive, where to go, and what happens next on the day of your procedure

Recovery/Going Home

Where you’ll recover and how we’ll help keep you safe and comfortable

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Our Anesthesiology Team

Our team is here to guide you every step of the way.

Our Locations

Our anesthesiologists and anesthetists care for you in MedStar Health’s hospitals and surgery centers across Maryland and Washington, D.C.