Regional Anesthesia

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Arms

Upper Extremity Regional Blocks

These blocks are intended to numb most of the arm and/or shoulder to aid in reducing your discomfort after surgery. A block may be recommended by your surgeon or anesthesia provider and is frequently performed prior to your procedure with mild sedation medications. An ultrasound machine is used to confirm the placement of the medication and to reduce nerve injury. There are rare risks of medication reactions, local anesthetic toxicity, transient nerve injury, bleeding, and infection. The effect of the block typically lasts 8-24 hours with patients often describing the sensation as “numbness,” “a heavy arm,” “aching numbness,” or “pins & needles.” We recommend taking the pain medication your surgeon has prescribed by the 8 hour mark after block placement.

Chest & Abdomen

Torso Regional Blocks

To aid in reducing postoperative discomfort, providing a block or numbness to a portion of your chest or abdomen may be suggested by your surgeon or anesthesia provider. An ultrasound machine is used to confirm the placement of the medication and to reduce nerve injury. There are rare risks of medication reactions, local anesthetic toxicity, transient nerve injury, bleeding, lung or bowel injury, and infection. The effect of the block typically lasts 8-24 hours. We recommend taking the pain medications your surgeon has prescribed by the 8-hour mark after block placement.

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Legs

Lower Extremity Regional Blocks

Depending on the location of your surgery and the type of block utilized, you will experience numbness on a portion of your thigh and knee OR numbness of a portion of your foot. A block may be recommended by your surgeon or anesthesia provider and is frequently performed prior to your procedure with mild sedation medications. An ultrasound machine is used to confirm the placement of the medication and to reduce nerve injury. There are rare risks of medication reactions, local anesthetic toxicity, transient nerve injury, bleeding, and infection. The effect of the block typically lasts 8-24 hours with patients often describing the sensation as “numbness,” “heavy leg/foot,” “aching numbness,” or “pins & needles.” We recommend taking the pain medication your surgeon has prescribed by the 8-hour mark after block placement.

For any questions or concerns after anesthesia, please contact the facility where your procedure was performed.

Your anesthesiologist looks forward to

meeting & taking care of you

Before your procedure date, you may be asked or may request to make an appointment to meet with a member of our department. We may also require additional testing or evaluations in order to be able to provide the safest anesthesia care.

Immediately before your procedure, you will meet your anesthesiologist to discuss and finalize the best anesthetic plan for you. Your health, safety, and comfort are our priorities. As physicians, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of medical care.

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Our Communities

Where we Serve

HCAA currently serves our community by providing Anesthesia services to two hospitals, eight Ambulatory Service Centers, and three office locations.

Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring

301-754-7000

1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

301-557-6000

19801 Observation Dr
Germantown, Maryland 20876

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Rockville Surgical Suites

240-623-0033

3200 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852

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Innovations Surgery Center

240-669-3134

3206 Tower Oaks Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852

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Piccard Surgery Center

301-208-7350

1330 Piccard Drive, Suite 102
Rockville, MD 20850

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OB-GYN Associates of Advantia

301-681-6772

Silver Spring / Rockville / Beltsville, MD

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Zatezalo Eye Group

301-304-6600

6110 EXECUTIVE BLVD SUITE 615
ROCKVILLE, MD 20852

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Maryland Surgery Center (Rockville)

301-761-4760

11400 Rockville Pike, Suite C25,
Rockville, MD 20852

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Surgery Center of Silver Spring

301-326-2921

8710 Cameron Street, STE 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Center for Advanced Gynecology & Urogynecology

301-652-1231

5530 Wisconsin Ave #914
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Will Surgical Arts

301-874-1707

3280 Urbana Pike, Suite 201
Ijamsville, MD 21754

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Women’s Health Specialists – An Advantia Health Practice

301-770-4967

12800 Middlebrook Road, Suite 480
Germantown, MD 20874

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