Dedicated to keeping you safe and comfortable.
We’re committed to ensuring your surgical experience at NVRH is comfortable and safe. Prior to your surgery, you will meet with a nurse anesthesiologist to discuss the best type of anesthesia given your age, surgery, and health history. Common types of anesthesia include general anesthesia, spinal/epidural anesthesia, sedation and regional anesthesia.
- Preoperative anesthesia evaluation
- Anesthesia for adults and pediatrics
- Acute and postoperative pain management
- Obstetric pain management, including labor epidurals and intrathecal injections
- Services outside the operating room include vascular access, lumbar puncture, airway management, acute pain consults, and peripheral nerve blocks
To learn more about what to expect
during your experience with us, please visit
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
A Word on Opioids
While narcotic or opiate pain medication has a place in acute and chronic pain management and can be used safely, we strive to do our best to limit the use of these medications while providing alternatives. Below are a few links to learn more about what you can do.
Opioid Abuse or Misuse
Safe opioid storage, tapering, and disposal