Anesthesia is administered during surgery to keep the patient comfortable, safe and to provide the maximum surgical exposure for the surgeon so the medical procedure can be performed in the best manner. The anesthesia team also monitors the patient's blood pressure, EKG and oxygen level during surgery to detect any difficulties that may arise.
During the post-operative phase of surgery, the anesthesia team is at the patient's side to combat pain issues and to monitor the patient's physiological condition. This can be a time of critical importance to the recovery process. Ensuring proper pain control is a main concern to all involved in the surgical process.