Are there different kinds of sedation or anesthesia?
Yes. There are five different categories of sedation and anesthesia:

  • Conscious Sedation
  • General Anesthesia
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Monitored Anesthesia Care
  • Local Anesthesia.

At Magnolia Center, we only provide Conscious Sedation for our procedures.

May I request the type of anesthesia I will receive?
No. Magnolia Surgery Center provides only Conscious Sedation. You may request no sedation but this should be discussed with your physician at your office visit PRIOR to scheduling your procedure

Why must I refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to my procedure?
Having foods or liquids in your stomach prior to being sedated increases your risk of aspiration (stomach contents being pulled into lungs). This can be very serious. Following your instructions on not eating and drinking is extremely important to your safety.