Services and Treatments
The mission of the Department of Anesthesiology at Montefiore Medical Center is to provide cutting-edge anesthesia care to its patients. The Department accomplishes this goal by employing a first-rate team of anesthesiology specialists in such areas as pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, obstetrics and pain medicine.
Cardiothoracic anesthesiologists at Montefiore collaborate clinically and academically with colleagues from diverse disciplines, including cardiology, and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.
With nearly 300,000 visits per year, Montefiore's emergency department is one of the busiest in the nation. The Department of Anesthesiology works closely in partnership with the award-winning Division of Critical Care Medicine to provide high-quality care to critically ill patients in all intensive care units at its three hospital locations.
Montefiore's 24-hour obstetric anesthesiologists are key members of the labor and delivery teams, providing anesthesia for cesarean deliveries and pain relief during labor and after surgery. They talk with women about the kinds of pain relief available for vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections; a patient safety team of obstetric anesthesiologists, obstetricians, neonatalogists, nurses, a safety officer and a nurse manager monitors treatment to ensure the highest quality of care.
The Pain Medicine Division provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including an acute pain service that provides regional anesthesia and inpatient consulting. Using a multidisciplinary approach to pain management, the Pain Medicine team works in close collaboration with the other clinical departments throughout Montefiore.
Montefiore's pediatric anesthesia program is led by renowned physicians who are pioneers in their fields, especially in the treatment of complex and chronic conditions. They work closely with physicians and staff at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), which is nationally recognized for clinical excellence and its exemplary program and services.
The Transplant Anesthesia Team at Montefiore Medical Center provides state-of-the-art care in pediatric and adult kidney and liver transplantation, as well as combined pancreas-kidney and liver-kidney transplantation.