Valley Physicians Surgery Center



anesthesiaKeeping you comfortable, safe and pain-free

Our anesthesiologist will visit you in pre-op before you are taken into surgery. This doctor will ask more details about your health history, medications and personal or family history with anesthesia. Your vital signs will be assessed, along with any lab results or pre-surgery tests, and the impact your height and weight may have on the medications you receive. You will be able to discuss your anesthesia plan, ask questions, and share any concerns or preferences.

Together, you will decide which anesthesia is best for your surgery. Our goal is to relieve the apprehension patients naturally experience, and help you feel as safe and relaxed as possible.

Types of Anesthesia

  • Conscious sedation: places patient in a relaxed, “twilight” state, as if you are asleep but still able to be aroused.
  • Regional anesthesia: anesthetizes the part of the body to be treated and is often used in conjunction with conscious sedation or general anesthesia.
  • General anesthesia: places patient in an unconscious state during the surgery.

The type of anesthesia you receive will be determined by the procedure, your medical history and preferences. Some anesthesia can influence your time in recovery; but the primary factor in recovery is your medical status.

If you have questions about your anesthesia bill, please call Dolores at FFC Billing Corporation,
818.888.7815 x 100.