|Our anesthesia associates provide a number of different anesthesia services with primary emphasis on quality of patient care. Our CRNAs are trained in a variety of specialties to meet the diverse and unique needs of our patients.|
We know that every surgery department and outpatient surgery center is different and we do NOT take on a "one-size fits all" approach. We customize our anesthesia services and management solutions to address the goals and challenges of each individual patient.
Our PPG-MCHA anesthesia associates serve the Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC) at the Bryan Hospital, 433 West High Street, Bryan OH 43506, phone 419-636-1131; and at the Archbold Medical Center, 112 Westfield Drive, Archbold OH 43502, phone 419-445-4415.
|You may receive a bill for your anesthesia services based upon your medical insurance and your plan's coverage. This amount would include all the functions performed by your anesthetist during your procedure. To determine if there is any cost to you, be sure to check with your insurance plan directly.|
|For questions related to bills received for anesthesia services performed by the anesthetist, call the PPG-MCHA Billing Department at 419-636-4517.|
| •||Who is my anesthesia provider?||Your anesthesia provider is a key member of your overall clinical care team. They are responsible for administering and monitoring the anesthetic medications to keep you comfortable, and they will be with you throughout your entire procedure. They will individually modify your anesthetic based on a variety of settings that include your age and every important body function. Rest assured they will provide anesthesia customized to meet your specific needs.|
| •||What should I anticipate before my procedure?||Before your planned procedure, your anesthesia provider will meet with you to review and ask questions about your surgical, anesthetic and medication history. In short, your responses will help your anesthesia provider choose the safest anesthetic plan for you. Any instructions you receive are vital and need to be followed. You will be encouraged to ask questions and convey any concerns you may have. Before your planned procedure, you will have an intravenous (IV) line placed. This IV will be used to deliver your medication and replace fluids all through your procedure. You can expect monitoring equipment to be attached when you are in the operating or procedure room.|
| •||What should I anticipate during my procedure?||When getting any moderate, deep, or general sedation analgesia, your safety is of our utmost concern. Your anesthesia provider ensures your safety by using monitoring devices. In fact, your anesthesia provider will be accountable for controlling your stage of consciousness and will use these monitors to keep a vigilant watch on your vital signs (such as heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure and oxygen levels in your blood).|
| •||What should I anticipate after my procedure?||For outpatient procedures, it is important to plan ahead and have a responsible adult available to provide transportation services because you will not be allowed to drive yourself. Any aftereffects of the medication should be minimal or gone before being allowed to go home. It also is a good idea to refrain from alcohol or driving for the first 24 hours after your procedure since the medications that you received for your procedure may have an exaggerated effect on your system. You may consider having someone stay with you on the day of surgery to provide general assistance.|
|For Information Contact|
|PPG-MCHA Anesthesia Associates|
|442 West High Street|
|Bryan, Ohio 43506|