Dr. Faerber completed seven years of residency training following dental school that included medical school, a general surgery internship, hospital anesthesia training and medical licensure. Dr. Faerber has been involved with the delivery of anesthesia since 1983 and has dual board certifications by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology as well as the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He maintains current PALS and ACLS certifications as well as the maintenance of AAAHC accreditation for his office based surgery center. He is a licensed physician in Kansas and Missouri and a Member of the Kansas Medical Society.
Our surgical staff are experienced Oral and Maxillofacial surgical assistants, who assist in administration of conscious IV sedation, general anesthesia, and surgery. All staff are CPR certified. Recovery room nursing staff have current ACLS and PALS certifications.
What Types of Anesthesia Are There?
Anesthesia can be administered locally, intravenously, or by inhalation and consists of an administration of medications the effects of which are listed below:
• Local – this numbs an area of your body, and you are able to stay awake and aware of what is happening.
• Conscious Sedation – this is a mild sedative to relax you. You stay awake, but may not remember the procedure afterwards.
• General Anesthesia – allows you to be unconscious (fall asleep) during your procedure. You should not feel any pain during your procedure.
What are the Side Effects of Anesthesia?
You may feel disoriented, groggy, and confused when awaking from your procedure. Some other common side effects, which can occur rarely but usually resolve quickly include:
• Vomiting or nausea, which is usually alleviated with an anti-nausea medication
We will also :
• Monitor your heart rate and rhythm with an ECG, breathing, blood oxygen levels, and blood pressure during your procedure.
• Manage pain you may have after your procedure.
• Ensure your comfort before, during, and after the procedure.
Instructions for Patients Receiving IV Anesthesia?
1. Do not eat for 8 hours prior to your appointment. Clear liquids such as Gatorade are allowed up to 2 hours prior to surgery.
NO FOOD OF ANY KIND.
2. Arrange for a relative or friend to accompany you after the surgery. The person giving you a ride must accompany you during your appointment.
3. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
4. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
5. Please wear loose fitting clothing and a short sleeved shirt.
6. Get plenty of rest the night before your procedure.
7. Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
8. Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
9. If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or bowel upset, please notify the office.