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Why Choose AMS for Your Anesthesia Needs?

At AMS, we believe in putting our patients first. We understand that facing surgery can be a daunting experience, and our team of seasoned anesthesiologists and support staff are dedicated to providing compassionate care that puts your mind at ease. From the moment we meet you, we work to understand your unique needs, preferences, and medical history, so that we can develop a tailored anesthesia plan that optimizes your safety, comfort, and outcomes. We strive to deliver evidence-based, best practice care that leverages the latest technology and techniques to minimize your risk of adverse events and accelerate your recovery. 

Our mission is to be your partner in health, providing expertise, communication, and collaboration that promote your wellbeing and peace of mind. Whether you are undergoing a complex surgical procedure, or require anesthesia for a nonsurgical intervention, we are honored to serve you.

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Have a Question about your Bill or Looking for a Good Faith Estimate?
If you are a patient, hospital or outpatient center customer who has a question about your anesthesia billing invoice, please call us directly at the number listed below. Our AMS staff will make sure you get the explanation and information you need in a timely manner so that you can manage the billing invoice you received. (866) 653-2540

Unsure What Anesthesia Is?

Anesthesia is a medical practice that involves administering medications to patients, which induces a state of temporary unconsciousness or numbs certain areas of the body to eliminate pain and discomfort during surgical procedures or medical interventions. The primary goal of anesthesia is to ensure the patient’s comfort and safety throughout the procedure.
There are different types of anesthesia techniques, and the specific approach used depends on the nature of the surgery or procedure, as well as the patient’s medical condition and preferences. The three main types of anesthesia are general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and local anesthesia.
General anesthesia involves the use of medications to induce a deep sleep-like state, rendering the patient completely unconscious and unaware of the procedure. It is commonly used for complex surgeries or procedures where the patient needs to be completely still and pain-free. During general anesthesia, the anesthesiologist carefully monitors the patient’s vital signs, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels, to ensure their safety.
Regional anesthesia is a technique that involves numbing a specific region of the body, such as an arm or a leg, by injecting local anesthetic near the nerves that supply sensation to that area. This allows the patient to remain awake and aware during the procedure while experiencing little to no pain. Common examples of regional anesthesia include epidurals for childbirth or nerve blocks for orthopedic surgeries.
Local anesthesia is used to numb a small, specific area of the body, usually for minor procedures or surgeries. It involves injecting an anesthetic medication directly into the targeted area, such as a tooth or a small patch of skin, to block pain signals from reaching the brain. Patients remain awake and alert during local anesthesia, and the numbing effect typically wears off after a few hours.
In addition to providing pain relief, anesthesia also plays a crucial role in maintaining the patient’s overall well-being during surgery. It helps control vital functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing, ensuring a stable and safe environment for the procedure.
Before administering anesthesia, an anesthesiologist or a certified anesthesia provider will evaluate the patient’s medical history, perform a physical examination, and discuss any concerns or questions the patient may have. This comprehensive assessment helps determine the most appropriate type and dosage of anesthesia for the individual patient.
It is important to note that anesthesia is a complex medical practice that requires highly trained professionals, such as anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, or anesthesiologist assistants, to ensure its safe and effective administration. These healthcare providers work in close collaboration with the surgical team to tailor the anesthesia care to each patient’s specific needs and monitor them closely throughout the procedure, ensuring their comfort, safety, and well-being.

Empowering Patients with Anesthesia Care

Our Patient Resources section is designed to provide our patients with the tools they need to feel informed and empowered throughout their anesthesia care. From our collection of anesthesia-related forms and documents to frequently asked questions and procedural preparation guidelines, we strive to equip our patients with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about their care. Visit our Patient Resources section to learn more and contact us with any questions or concerns.
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