Yes! Although these procedures are very minimally invasive, they are still a big operation and we don’t want you to be uncomfortable. Essentially, you have the day off to sleep while we do all the work!
General anesthesia has become safer and safer and we have a dedicated cardiac anesthesia attending providing anesthesia and medical care during your operation. If you have specific concerns regarding anesthesia (particularly prior negative experiences), make sure you discuss with me and the anesthesiologist so that the treatment can be tailored to make it as least traumatic to you as possible.