If you or a loved one are having a surgical procedure, or expecting a child, you probably have some questions about the kind of anesthesia and pain relief medication you can expect. SAA wants to help you find the answers. Studies show that well informed patients heal faster and report a better overall surgical experience, so we encourage you to browse through these resources and also explore the links provided, which will guide you to a wealth of information from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.