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Anesthesiology

Keeping you comfortable and safe for surgery, childbirth and chronic pain

Anesthesiologists help you stay comfortable and safe when you have surgery, while you’re in the hospital after surgery and when you need help managing chronic pain outside of the hospital. 

Our Approach to AnesthesiologySlice

Anesthesiology at IU Health focuses on medically managing your pain. Our anesthesiologists talk to you about your pain-control goals, any prior experience with anesthesia and concerns to set your mind at ease before your procedure.
Our expert anesthesiologists serve patients throughout the hospital and in ambulatory (clinic) settings with services including:
Surgery anesthesia
An IU Health anesthesiologist takes care of you before, during and after surgery to make sure you’re safe and comfortable. This includes managing your pain after surgery so you can rest and participate in any rehabilitation or therapy your doctor orders.

Childbirth anesthesia

If your birthing plan includes pain management, such as an epidural, an anesthesiologist provides this service to reduce your pain as you labor. If you require a cesarean section, an anesthesiologist will provide the surgical anesthesia you need. Even if your birthing plan does not include pain management, our anesthesiologists are available in the case your circumstances change.

Critical care trauma anesthesia 

Emergencies happen, and we can’t schedule them. IU Health anesthesiologists are available around the clock to provide emergency pain relief for unexpected surgeries due to traumatic injuries and illness

Ambulatory office-based anesthesia 

Some minimally invasive surgeries and procedures take place outside of the hospital in outpatient surgery centers and clinics. In some cases, the doctors performing those procedures provide the anesthesia and in other cases, an anesthesiologist is on hand.

Pain management anesthesia

Anesthesia isn’t just for surgery. If you have a condition that causes chronic pain, you might have care from an anesthesiologist for injections or nerve blocks to help reduce your pain. 

Our Approach to Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology at IU Health focuses on medically managing your pain. Our anesthesiologists talk to you about your pain-control goals, any prior experience with anesthesia and concerns to set your mind at ease before your procedure.
Our expert anesthesiologists serve patients throughout the hospital and in ambulatory (clinic) settings with services including:
Surgery anesthesia
An IU Health anesthesiologist takes care of you before, during and after surgery to make sure you’re safe and comfortable. This includes managing your pain after surgery so you can rest and participate in any rehabilitation or therapy your doctor orders.

Childbirth anesthesia

If your birthing plan includes pain management, such as an epidural, an anesthesiologist provides this service to reduce your pain as you labor. If you require a cesarean section, an anesthesiologist will provide the surgical anesthesia you need. Even if your birthing plan does not include pain management, our anesthesiologists are available in the case your circumstances change.

Critical care trauma anesthesia 

Emergencies happen, and we can’t schedule them. IU Health anesthesiologists are available around the clock to provide emergency pain relief for unexpected surgeries due to traumatic injuries and illness

Ambulatory office-based anesthesia 

Some minimally invasive surgeries and procedures take place outside of the hospital in outpatient surgery centers and clinics. In some cases, the doctors performing those procedures provide the anesthesia and in other cases, an anesthesiologist is on hand.

Pain management anesthesia

Anesthesia isn’t just for surgery. If you have a condition that causes chronic pain, you might have care from an anesthesiologist for injections or nerve blocks to help reduce your pain. 

Why IU Health for Anesthesiology CareSlice

IU Health anesthesiologists stay on the leading edge of advancements in anesthesiology in several ways, including:

  • Training the next generation of anesthesiologists: Indiana University School of Medicine offers residencies and fellowships, and our anesthesiologists work side-by-side with them in training. Educating up-and-coming doctors requires that we are well versed in the latest and greatest developments in the field.
  • Collaborating with Indiana University School of Medicine on clinical research: We investigate new drugs and techniques to control pain, improve the surgical experience and keep patients safe.
  • Lecturing about developments in anesthesiology at national and international physician meetings.
  • Publishing articles in peer-reviewed medical journals about our research so patients everywhere can benefit.

Why IU Health for Anesthesiology Care

IU Health anesthesiologists stay on the leading edge of advancements in anesthesiology in several ways, including:

  • Training the next generation of anesthesiologists: Indiana University School of Medicine offers residencies and fellowships, and our anesthesiologists work side-by-side with them in training. Educating up-and-coming doctors requires that we are well versed in the latest and greatest developments in the field.
  • Collaborating with Indiana University School of Medicine on clinical research: We investigate new drugs and techniques to control pain, improve the surgical experience and keep patients safe.
  • Lecturing about developments in anesthesiology at national and international physician meetings.
  • Publishing articles in peer-reviewed medical journals about our research so patients everywhere can benefit.

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