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How does anesthesia really work?

Last Modified: June 09, 2017

Family Medicine


A surgical procedure can make many feel uneasy, especially if it’s their first time in the operating room.  While the sources of anxiety vary, for a significant number of patients, it’s the idea of being sedated, or “going under” as it’s commonly referred to. But as Anthony Cheng, MD, PPG – Anesthesiology, tells us, the process is incredibly controlled. Here, he puts your mind at ease with a thorough explanation of the risks and the process.  


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