The Capitol Anesthesiology Association is comprised of Austin’s top anesthesiologists and their teams of CRNAs and technicians. All CAA physicians are board-certified and many are recognized specialists in their respective fields. They operate at all Austin-area hospitals and make up most anesthesiologists with which the public comes into contact. The organization’s doctors represent five primary disciplines within anesthesiology.
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General anesthesia involves inducing complete loss of consciousness. This is the form of anesthesia used in most major surgeries. The patient has no perception and cannot feel any pain.
This form of anesthesia is often used post-operatively for major surgeries. The patient will typically be in a reduced state of consciousness and will be able to feel minimal or no pain in the targeted region of the body.
Local anesthesia involves the total numbing of a specific part of the body. This is generally used for outpatient procedures such as superficial tumor excision or tooth extraction.
Pediatric anesthesia is the special discipline that focuses on anesthesia administration to children. Children have unique physiological and metabolic characteristics. It is therefore wise to assign a specialist for these cases.
This involves the administration of anesthetic agents to women during any phase of pregnancy, but particularly during birth. There are many considerations specific to pregnancy that must be taken into account. Again, it’s always best to hire a specialist.