Summit provides a variety of anesthesia options for your surgery to control pain. On the day of surgery, you will meet with a member of your anesthesia care team before surgery to talk about the different kinds of anesthesia, risks, benefits, and any problems you may have had from anesthesia with previous surgeries. After discussion and when applicable, your anesthesia provider will instill a regional block allowing you optimal postoperative pain management.

In sterile surgical suite, the anesthesia team administers the anesthesia you discussed together prior to surgery. During the procedure, the anesthesia staff person sits at the head of the surgical table and monitors you throughout the procedure. After surgery, the anesthesia team continues to monitor your progress along with the specialty-trained nursing staff.


Get answers to common questions


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How Safe Is Anesthesia?
Anesthesia has become much safer over the last 25 years. Dr. Doug Dubbink explains how advances have improved patient safety.
What Can I Expect When I Go Into Surgery?
The idea of anesthesia can cause apprehension. Summit’s lead anesthesiologist, Dr. Doug Dubbink, explains exactly what a patient can expect when they are prepared for surgery.
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Specialized Approach To Surgical Anesthesia Protocols
Do you know that anesthesia protocols vary from one surgery setting to the next? Dr. Doug Dubbink explains how specialized Summit protocols improve the surgical experience.
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What Anesthesia Advances Are On The Horizon?
Improvements in medication mean improvements in patient care. Dr. Doug Dubbink explains an exciting new development for treating postsurgical pain.
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Why Did Summit Bring Anesthesiology In-House?
Most private orthopedic practices use an independent anesthesiology practice to provide services in surgery centers. Summit Orthopedics hired their own anesthesiologist to head the surgery center at the new Summit Orthopedics Eagan location. Summit surgeon Dr. Nick Wills explains why.

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