The Anesthesia Department provides sedation and anesthesia care to patients of all ages (from neonate to geriatric) receiving diagnostic, therapeutic, invasive or surgical procedures.
Patients are given a pre-anesthesia evaluation by the anesthesiologist or anesthetist. After such assessment, the anesthesia plan of care is developed using the ASA classification system before the patient is moved into the surgery suite. The standards of sedation and anesthesia care apply when patients receive, in any setting, by any route, for any purpose, general, spinal or other major regional anesthesia or sedation with or without analgesic.
Epidural anesthesia is used in the OB Unit. Conscious sedation can be used in Radiology, ER, ICU, GI Lab, EEG Room, and PACU to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
The Anesthesia Department is contained in the Surgery Suite on the first floor.
The department is staffed with anesthesiologists, CRNA’s and anesthesia aides, and provides 24-hour coverage per day, 7 days a week.