General Anesthesia

General anesthesia uses intravenous medications and inhaled anesthetic gases to place the patient in a controlled state of unconsciousness or “deep sleep”. During this time the patient’s vital functions are monitored and maintained within normal values and there is no perception of the senses or time.

Prior to surgery, Dr. Kushner will determine the best combination of medications and dosages with the key determining factors being age, weight, medical history, current medications and previous anesthetics. It is important to provide the anesthesiologist with accurate and truthful answers to his questions, which are protected under doctor-patient confidentiality. This information is pertinent to safety and selecting the proper technique.

Intravenous Sedation

IV Sedation, otherwise known as “twilight” anesthesia, is sedation delivered through an intravenous line. IV Sedation induces a state of deep relaxation; patients are not bothered by what is going on around them. Most patients do not recall events during surgery since the medications used in IV sedation produce either partial or full memory loss during the procedure. Time will appear to pass very quickly.

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Meet Your Anesthesiologist Kenneth Kushner, MD

Meet Dr. Kushner, your anesthesiologist here at Sanctuary. As you can see from his experience below, his education and knowledge extend well beyond many others in his field. He takes care to ensure a pain-free procedure while also minimzing the sides effects of anesthesia. Dr. Kushner gets to know each Sanctuary patient so he can provide the best anesthesia experience for you and ensure your aesthetic journey is positive and comfortable.

Dr. Kushner's Training at a Glance


  • University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Doctor of Medicine, 1986
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant, 1982
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Phi Beta Kappa graduate
  • Bachelor of Science, 1981


  • Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton, FL
    June 2002-Present
  • Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Rock Springs, WY
    January 1993-December 2002
  • Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL
    July, 1991-June, 1992

Post Doctoral Training

  • University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, 1988-1991
  • Cabrini Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, 1987-1988

Board Status

  • Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology

State Licensure

  • Florida, New York, Wyoming

Schedule Your Consultation at Sanctuary Plastic Surgery

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