Conscious Sedation for

Office-Based Surgery

Information for Office-Based

Surgery Patients:

Thank you for allowing 922 Anesthesia to participate in your anesthesia care. Please carefully read what to expect and the risks of anesthesia outlined below. On the morning of your procedure, Dr. Moran will answer any additional questions you might have.

The Night Before Surgery: Please remember not to eat or drink anything after midnight unless otherwise instructed by Dr. Moran.

On the Morning of Surgery: Dr. Moran will call you before surgery to discuss any medications that you take every day.

He will usually ask you to take any blood pressure medication that you normally take (except fluid pills) in the morning with enough water to get your pills down. He will be interested in any pills that you currently take for diabetes and will usually ask you to skip them.

If you take insulin, you and Dr. Moran will make a plan based on your usual doses of insulin and the scheduled time of your surgery. Metformin (Glucophage) for diabetes should be stopped at least 24 hours before surgery. Medications like Phentermine for weight control should be stopped one week before surgery. If you have not had a phone consultation with Dr. Moran prior to your surgery, please call 901-432-0173 to discuss your medical history.

Who Will be Taking Care of Me? Dr. Eddie Moran (Edward Richard Moran Jr.) is a physician and board-certified anesthesiologist with over 28 years of experience. He currently holds an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia and Arkansas. He is the sole health care provider at 922 Anesthesia. Dr. Moran is certified by the American Heart Association as an advanced cardiac life support provider. His credentials are available for inspection by request.

Is In-Office Anesthesia Safe? You will be given the same level of anesthesia care that you would receive in a hospital by a board-certified physician anesthesiologist. Dr. Moran will be at your side throughout your operation. He has the equipment, monitors, medications and experience needed to address most anesthetic challenges.

What Can I Expect On the Day of Surgery? After discussion of your medical history and a detailed physical examination, Dr. Moran will clean your skin, start a small IV and apply a small dressing. You will be escorted to the treatment room. Your oxygen saturation, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and level of consciousness will be continuously monitored and recorded at least every five minutes by Dr. Moran. You will be given extra oxygen through a mask over your nose and mouth. Sedatives and narcotics will be administered in small doses to help you relax. Your surgeon will numb the area of your surgery with a local anesthetic in addition to the sedation you will receive.   

Will I Remember my Surgery? You should remain responsive during your surgery. Dr. Moran will make adjustments to your anesthetic based on your feedback and level of comfort. You probably will not remember your operation because the sedatives also cause short-term amnesia.

How Will I Feel After Surgery? You will be treated with medication to prevent pain, infection, nausea and inflammation. When surgery is finished, you will be continuously monitored while you recover. Additional medications are available to treat most post-anesthesia symptoms.

Warning: Risk of Life Threatening Complications and Death: Any time you have any type of anesthesia, there is a small chance of serious complications, up to and including life-threatening organ, tissue, nerve or brain damage. Some anesthesia-related complications can cause death. Fortunately, serious complications are rare. In addition, most in-office procedures are relatively short and minimally-invasive . Dr. Moran will be at your side for the entire time you are having surgery. His only goal is to maximize your safety and comfort.

Informed Consent: Dr. Moran will explain the anesthesia procedures and answer all of your questions. He will ask you to read and sign a detailed consent form, giving permission for him to give you anesthesia and to use his medical judgment as required by the situation. You should have received a copy of the consent form attached to an e-mail with the link to this web page. If not, please call 901-432-0173 and we will send you a copy for you to read at your convenience.

Post-Operative Instructions: You will be given written and verbal instructions including two contact numbers for Dr. Moran in case of any post-operative problems, complaints or questions related to your anesthesia. You will absolutely need a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you. After your anesthesia, you should not operate heavy machinery, perform dangerous tasks, drink any alcohol, cook, or conduct legal business until the next day.

Documents and Records: You will receive a written and/or electronic copy of any document that you are asked to sign at your request. We will keep copies of your anesthesia records at our office. All of your medical information will be kept strictly confidential. We will be happy to provide you with a copy of your anesthesia record at your request.

Ask Dr. Moran: All information contained on this web site is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you have any questions prior to your anesthesia please call Dr. Moran at 901-432-0173.

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