There are three types of anesthesia; local, regional, and general. Local anesthesia is specific; a small body area is numbed while conscious or awake. Regional anesthesia is administered to numb a particular region of nerves in the body. The patient may be awake/aware or receive a sedative for light sleep during the operation. The patient may remember parts of the procedure but should be free of pain. General anesthesia is a state of regulated unconsciousness that results in a loss of body sensation through anesthetic drugs, such as gases or vapors inhaled through a mask or breathing tube or drugs given through an IV. It is rare for patients to have any memory during general anesthesia. To know more, visit the best anesthesia hospital in Panjim, Goa.