Our System's departments of anesthesiology include world-class anesthesiologists,
state-of-the-art anesthesia management, and pain management services for
all types of surgery throughout our integrated health system. Specially
trained anesthesiologists administer specialized care to our pediatric
patients. In addition, anesthesiologists are available 24-hours a day
in our maternity and birthing centers.
Anesthesia is medication administered for the relief of pain and sensation
during surgery. The type and dosage of anesthesia is administered and
monitored by the anesthesiologist. When a patient faces surgery, he or
she will meet with the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist before the
procedure. The anesthesiologist will review the patient's medical
condition and history to plan the appropriate anesthetic for surgery.
There are various forms of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia you will
receive will depend on the type of surgery and your medical condition.
Usually, an anesthesiologist will administer a sedative in addition to