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Capitol Anesthesiology Associates is based in Austin Texas and has over 80 board certified physicians, many of whom have completed advanced training in specialized areas of anesthesia including obstetric, cardio-thoracic and pediatric anesthesiology. Administering anesthesia is safe and effective for alleviating pain and anxiety before, during and after a surgical procedure. General anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and local/MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care) are the three basic types of anesthesia.

Physicians use general anesthesia when more extensive surgery is being performed and complete unconsciousness is required. Some examples include chest, abdominal, and brain surgery. This type anesthesia requires advanced monitoring and breathing control. Regional anesthesia is more for controlling pain during and after an operation on a particular part of the body, such as arms or legs, and local anesthesia often called “Twilight Sleep,” is frequently used for procedures that involve operations on small areas of soft tissue. This anesthesia is usually preceded by medicines through an IV that reduce pain and anxiety while the anesthetic is rubbed on the skin around the procedure site.

The physicians and caregivers at Capitol Anesthesiology Associates for years have donated their time and talents to a number of community mission projects such as Operation Smile, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Eels on Wheels, and Family Eldercare just to name a few. In addition, Capitol Anesthesiology Associates has partnered with The Dell Medical School in Austin to help educate medical professionals for over 30 years.