The Department of Anesthesiology provides general, regional, and monitored anesthesia in all operating room areas, the obstetrical suite, and selected other areas of the hospital, using state-of-the-art equipment to help ensure patient safety. Cardiopulmonary and respiratory consultation and support services are available. Department physicians provide consultation services in all aspects of anesthesiology, consultations for chronic-pain problems, and administration of specialized nerve blocks for pain control.

Anesthesiology Services

  • Pain management
    • Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of many acute and chronic-pain problems
  • Critical-care services
    • Acute hepatic failure
    • Airway difficulties, including complex
    • Pediatric airway problems
    • Management of patients with neuromuscular disease leading to ventilatory dependence
  • Multiple-organ-system failure
    • Anxiolytics
    • Muscle relaxants
    • Sedatives
  • Septic shock
    • Tumor necrosis factor and endotoxin
  • Malignant hyperthermia
  • Muscle testing
  • Acute lung injury syndromes/ARDS
  • Exogenous surfactant in acute lung injury
  • Intravascular oxygen membrane oxygenator for acute lung injury