The Anesthesiology for Ambulatory Surgery Division uses short-acting anesthetic drugs and specialized anesthetic techniques to care for patients who are undergoing outpatient procedures.  Ambulatory anesthetic techniques include local anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation, regional anesthesia and general anesthesia. The anesthetic technique is chosen based on surgeon need, the operative site, and the patient’s medical history and preferences. Most patients are ready to go home one to four hours after an ambulatory surgery.