Anesthesiology at Ochsner offers patient-centered, state-of-the-art medical care in an environment that fosters commitment to safety, quality improvements and best practices.
Anesthesia provides relief and protection from pain and anxiety during your surgical procedure and is administered according to individualized need. If you have general anesthesia, you will also be rendered unaware (asleep). For most instances of regional anesthesia (e.g. spinal or epidural) or nerve blocks and local anesthesia, you will receive sedation that allows you to relax and drift off to sleep.