With this form of anesthesia you will be given and an IV and other medications in order to place all your fears to rest. This may also be called a “twilight sleep.” We use all of the state of the art medical monitors during the anesthesia process and you will also receive local anesthesia (“numbing shot”) during this procedure. We ask that you do not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the procedure.
Your doctors have received between 4-6 months of specialized anesthesia training along side their medical counterparts. Dr. Adam Flack has completed a 1 month training rotation in the Pediatric Anesthesia Department at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Nitrous Oxide, or “Laughing Gas”, is a great option for the patient that would like to drive to their appointment and have a light meal prior to their surgery, but who is still anxious and would like to be relaxed.