Local anesthetics numb a specific area of the body. This will prevent you from feeling pain during your procedure. The anesthesia can be injected or given through an IV or a catherter to affect a specific area, such as an arm or leg.
Local anesthesia is used for many minor surgeries. Our doctors also use local anesthesia as a post-operation pain management tool to help reduce your pain after the procedure.
Risks and Side Effects
There are are many potential risks associated with local anesthetics. Be sure to talk to your physician about the risks before your procedure. Download the fact sheet below to see some of the various potential side effects.
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