During surgery, you will be given some form of anesthesia, which is medication administered for the relief of pain and sensation during surgery.
The anesthesiologist decides the type and dosage of anesthesia. There are various forms of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia you will receive will depend on the type of surgery and your medical condition. You will meet with the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist before the surgery to review your medical condition and history. Usually, an anesthesiologist will administer a sedative in addition to the anesthetic.