The Department of Anesthesiology provides state-of-the-art care for approximately 30,000 patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures annually. Highly trained anesthesiologists are available in all surgical specialty disciplines including cardiac, thoracic-foregut, neurosurgery, organ transplantation, ear nose and throat, vascular, bariatric, colorectal, urology, gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Programs and services of the Department of Anesthesiology include:
- Clinical anesthesia (general and regional) provided by physicians who are sub-specialty trained in all of the surgical disciplines.
- Critical care medicine with specialists who have undergone additional training in this area.
- Pain medicine with an acute perioperative pain service, cancer pain management service, a palliative medicine program and a multidisciplinary chronic (non-cancer) pain service. The chronic pain program includes stress reduction and bio-feedback training and acupuncture as well as conventional pharmaceutical, exercise and interventional management strategies.
The department’s faculty physicians, advanced residents, sub-specialty fellows, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA’s) and student nurse anesthetists (SRNA’s) work together as an integrated anesthesia care team to achieve the department’s missions of providing safe, effective, patient-centered care, and advancing basic biomedical research in the field of anesthesiology aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals and society.
Keck School of Medicine – Department of Anesthesiology