Our Anesthesia Service
Anesthesia for your procedure is very important to us for your safety and convenience. We have over a thirty year long established relationship with our anesthesia service. Luanne Stencil CRNA owner of LCS Anesthesia Staffing Services, Inc. provides anesthesia care for our surgical procedures, which are done in our accredited AAAHC plastic surgical suite. Luanne is a graduate of the University of Michigan Program in Nurse Anesthesia with a Masters of Science degree. She is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Although CRNAs are qualified professional providers of all types of anesthesia services in all settings, “LCS” specializes in office-based anesthesia for plastic surgical procedures. To date she has provided over 8000 IV sedation anesthetics for office-based surgeries. IV sedation is the administration of sedatives and pain relieving medications through an intravenous (IV) line to help relieve anxiety and discomfort during surgical procedures. IV sedation allows patients to have a pleasant, comfortable sleep during their surgery. Our patients awaken in the recovery room with little or no discomfort and nausea is very rare. Most patients are in recovery for about an hour prior to discharge. IV sedation is very safe when given by qualified anesthesia professionals. During surgery, the CRNA closely monitors the patients breathing, blood pressure, pulse, EKG and blood oxygen level. They are certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). A couple of days before surgery, the CRNA contacts our patients by telephone to review health history and discuss the anesthetic plan. It is important that patients provide a complete and accurate health history so that the CRNA can plan the best anesthetic care. This health history should include medical concerns, medications, allergies, recreational drug or alcohol use and previous anesthesia experience. Patients are encouraged to follow all pre-operative instructions and ask questions if clarification is needed on any aspect of the anesthetic plan. Candidates for IV sedation for office surgery must be 16 years of age or older and in good general health. Younger patients and those patients with minor or moderate medical problems under good control will be considered on an individual basis. Patients will be required to obtain medical clearance from an internist or specialist if warranted due to their medical condition. After surgery, the CRNA contacts our patients by phone within 24 hours to monitor response to the anesthetic and answer any questions about their anesthetic experience. If you have any questions or concerns about your anesthesia, please contact the Straith Clinic and a CRNA will be happy to return your call.