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Anesthesia Specialties


If you need heart surgery, the Georgia Anesthesiologists cardiac anesthesia team is standing by. Our highly trained professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We provide advanced anesthesia for a wide range of heart surgeries for WellStar's award winning heart surgery program. Our professionals can also assist heart patients having non-heart surgery.


Our caring and competent anesthesiologists and anesthetists provide 24 hour anesthesia services at Kennestone Regional Medical center labor and delivery unit which is located on the 3rd floor of the purple tower.

We offer epidural placement and management to help alleviate pain during labor. Epidural analgesia is the most effective means of controlling labor pain and can be administered as soon as active labor has been established by your obstetric provider.

In a c-section delivery your anesthesia team members would meet with you to conduct an interview, provide you with a best suited anesthetic plan, and answer any questions. The anesthetic plan may include either regional (epidural or spinal) or general anesthesia.

The section below from the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology will answer many frequently asked questions about Anesthesia in labor and delivery.


Anesthesia is provided for most procedures performed in the Endoscopy Center at Kennestone Regional Medical Center. These procedures are performed to evaluate the gastrointestinal, or pulmonary system and include:

  • colonoscopy
  • EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
  • EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • EBUS (endobronchial ultrasound)

Prior to the Procedure

You are asked to fast as for any other surgical procedure. (INSERT GUIDELINES HERE). Once you have changed into a gown in the ready/recovery area, a member of the anesthesia team will meet you to discuss your medical history, examine you, and explain the anesthetic plan. Subsequently, a nurse will take you to the procedure room where you will meet the remaining members of your care team.

Start of the Procedure

Once in the procedure room, extra oxygen is given to you through a nasal cannula or a facemask. After being positioned correctly, the anesthetic is administered through the IV which had been placed in the ready/recovery area. For some procedures, a device to help with breathing is placed once you are anesthetized. A member of the anesthesia team will continuously monitor you throughout the procedure and during your return to the ready/recovery area.

After the Procedure

Once you have returned to the ready/recovery area, it will take a few minutes for the anesthesia to wear off. After meeting specific discharge criteria, an Endoscopy Center nurse will prepare you to go home.

After leaving the center

If eating is permitted by your doctor, it would be best to avoid fatty foods or a large amount of food to reduce the chance of developing nausea. Also, although most of the effects of the anesthetic have worn off, please abstain from driving, operating heavy machinery, or making important decisions during the 24 hours after your procedure.