Anesthesia is a way to control pain during a surgery or procedure by using medicine called anesthetics. It can help control your breathing, blood pressure, blood flow, and heart rate and rhythm. Some patients put off having surgery or a medical procedure because they're afraid. In this edition of 5 Things You Need to Know - Dr. Andrew Assiamah, Chief of Anesthesiology Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County tells us the types of anesthesia and how advances in technology have made it safer than ever before.

Lourdes Health System - Anesthesia: Know Your Options Before Surgery