Anesthesia at the Lasky Clinic Surgical Center is administered by board-certified anesthesiologists from the largest group of anesthesiologists in Los Angeles, General Anesthesia Partners (G.A.S.P.). Among those doctors that regularly cover our cases at Lasky Clinic Surgical Center are Dr. Ricarda Franco, Dr. Kevin Hsu, Dr. Dong Kim, Dr. Steven Mandel, Dr. Alex Sloninski, and Dr. Steve Sun who is sub-specialized in cardiac anesthesia. These anesthesiologists represent a combined 105 years of practice. Although many of the surgical cases are done under general inhalational anesthesia, the majority are done under conscious sedation or “twilight,” which often improves the surgeon’s and patient’s experience. In such cases there is no need for a ventilator or tube and therefore the patients do not need to be paralyzed. Patients who undergo sedation as opposed to general anesthesia tend to wake up more rapidly, have less nausea and less sore throat.
The operating rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for delivering full, general anesthesia as well as all of the necessary equipment to handle emergencies should they arise. We have enjoyed an remarkable safety record over the years and attribute this to our affiliation with these highly skilled and experienced anesthesiologists.