What kind of anesthesia will I receive?
All interventional pain procedures will be performed under local anesthesia of the local area being treated. The patient has a choice of receiving conscious sedation which is delivered by an IV, or Monitored Anesthesia Care, by a registered nurse under the continuous supervision of Dr. Brown throughout the procedure.
We do ask patients that choose to receive conscious sedation to have an adult driver accompany them for their procedure whether it is in the office, or at an outlying surgery center.
If you are receiving conscious sedation, please be aware of the restrictions of drinking no clear liquids 2 hours prior to your appointment time, and no solid foods for 6 hours before your appointment time so we can safely provide you sedation.