1895 Walt Whitman Road
Your Procedure at Melville Surgery Center
The Day Before Your Surgery
• Arrange for transportation to our facility. In most cases, you will be sedated for
• If you are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian MUST be present on the day of surgery.
The Day Of Your Surgery
Types of Anesthesia
Parents will be allowed to stay with children as long as possible prior to surgery, and they will be reunited after the surgery is completed. We recommend that a second adult be present on the day of the surgery, as children may need additional attention after surgery, and parents may require assistance with the drive home as a result.
Local anesthesia numbs only the area where the treatment is to be performed. This allows thepatient to be awake during the procedure.
Regional anesthesia affects a larger portion of the body, as entire sections of your body are left with no sensation or pain. This also allows the patient to remain awake.
General anesthesia puts the patient to sleep. The surgery is performed while the patient is unconscious.
Forms of medication given to you during the procedure, usually in combination with local anesthesia. It's meant to relax you further so that your experience is as comfortable as possible.