RegionalAnesthesiaThe goals of anesthesia care are to allow you to undergo surgical or other medical procedures with minimal discomfort while minimizing your risk and to help facilitate your medical care with the best result possible. Anesthesia care not only involves treatment during a medical procedure, but may include pre-procedure medical evaluation, the management of acute, chronic, or cancer pain, and the provision of critical care treatment in intensive care units.

Some additional information about anesthesia can be found on the  American Society of Anesthesiologists website.