Ambulatory anesthesia is the administration of anesthesia medications in the office. The options for anesthesia in our office are general anesthesia in which the patient is completely asleep or sedation in which the patient is in a semi-conscious state. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive anesthesia training which enables them to provide this service for patients in the office. We are often able to perform procedures in the office that otherwise would require treatment in the hospital operating room.
Northwest Florida Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery has successfully completed the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) Anesthesia Evaluation program and the Florida Department of Health Anesthesia Evaluation Program.
- Wear loose clothing – it is suggested that you wear loose clothing to facilitate the application of important physiologic and safety monitors.
- Do not eat or drink for a minimum of six hours prior to your appointment.
- Bring a driver or an escort with you (No driving or operating machinery until the next day).
Family members will be asked to sit in the waiting room while anesthesia is being administered and the patient is undergoing surgery.
All patients will be required to have an adult escort with them who will be responsible for transporting the patient home after the delivery of any ambulatory anesthesia.