Registered nurses in clinical settings (University Physicians Pavilion and Jackson Medical Mall) provide pre-anesthesia evaluations for patients scheduled for surgery. A similar evaluation is available by telephone for eligible patients.
Members of the cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia team are skilled in a large spectrum of adult cardiac, vascular and thoracic procedures, ranging from routine coronary bypass surgeries to managing patients with end-stage heart disease who are awaiting a heart transplant. As the state’s only Level 1 trauma center, UMMC anesthesiologists frequently care for patients with major traumatic injuries of the thoracic aorta.
Comprehensive off-site anesthesia services are provided for patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures outside of the operating room. The non-surgical settings require special skills adapted for limited space and access to patients. Common off-site procedures include CT and MRI scans, pediatric and adult cardiac catheterizations, neurovascular, adult gastroenterology and electroconvulsive therapy.
Specially trained obstetric anesthesiologists provide anesthetic management for the most routine births to the most complex. The goal is to make labor and delivery experience safe and pleasant for the mother and her baby. Regional anesthesia (epidural, spinal or combined spinal-epidural) is the most suitable anesthetic for most pregnant patients. To ensure the highest quality of care, a qualified anesthesiologist is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the labor and delivery unit.
UMMC’s anesthesia team provides eligible patients with conscious sedation, produced by the administration of certain drugs, for some medical and dental procedures. The altered level of consciousness allows a patient to respond to physical stimulation and verbal commands and to maintain an unassisted airway.
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