Local Anesthesia

 

 

In local anesthesia, the anesthetic drug is usually injected into the tissue to numb just the specific area of your body requiring minor surgery, for example, to remove a small lesion on the hand, or to repair a laceration. Little or no sedation is given during a local procedure and unless prearranged by the surgeon, an Anesthesiologist will not be present. 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
Information for this website was obtained from the
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
web site patient information center.