Each year in the United States, an estimated 40 million anesthetics are administered to patients undergoing a medical procedure. When administered by qualified and experienced professionals, anesthesia is a safe and effective means of alleviating pain and anxiety during these procedures.

The training and experience of the anesthesiologists of NCAC means that we can readily provide high-quality anesthesia services for a variety of medical procedures including, but not limited to;

orthopedics and sports medicine
general surgery
otolaryngologic surgery
vascular surgery
plastic surgery
interventional radiology

We can therefore offer all types of anesthesia, including sedation, regional, and general anesthesia. NCAC's current practice includes the care of patients that range from healthy, young individuals to those with multiple, serious chronic medical conditions.

The type of anesthesia administered will depend on multiple factors, including the type of surgery, and the patient's health. A patient's preference in the type of anesthesia administered is especially important. Except under the most extreme, emergent situations, the patient will have ample opportunity to discuss all of the available anesthetic options with the NCAC anesthesiologists prior to surgery.

We welcome and encourage patients to ask questions...the anesthesiologists of NCAC recognize that along with superior medical care, the well-informed patient is more likely to have a better overall surgical experience.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is the premier source of current information on the medical specialty of anesthesiology. The ASA has created the Lifeline to Modern Medicine as a comprehensive, one-stop resource for patients that addresses many questions and concerns about anesthesia, and prepares patients for their meeting with the anesthesiologist.