What is Anesthesia?

Anesthesiology, as defined by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.

What is an Anesthesiologist?

An anesthesiologist is a highly trained critical care physician who cares for the patient in the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative phases of their procedure. The typical education of our Anesthesiologists is the completion of four years of medical school, a one year internship followed by a three year residency and sometimes a one year fellowship to received specialized training in a certain are of expertise. All of our anesthesiologists are board certified or eligible by the Board of Anesthesiology.

What Is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist?

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist also known as a CRNA is a registered nurse with additional specialized training in anesthesia. CRNA’s are required to hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing, obtain at least one year of experience in acute care nursing setting (ICU), completion of an accredited masters-level Nurses Anesthetist education program and pass the certification exam.