Patient Information

Critical Care

If you have complex or multiple medical problems, or are scheduling a complicated procedure, it is important to recognize the role your anesthesiologist plays in maintaining your safety.

Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medications for all of your anesthesia needs, including pain control, nausea control, sedation and sleeping. However, that is only a small part of what we do.

As peri-operative physicians, we care for all of your medical needs during surgery.  That includes monitoring and controlling your blood pressure and heart rate. In consultation with our surgical colleagues, we diagnose the need for blood product transfusion before, during and after surgery.

 In some cases, we recommend and place invasive monitors, including arterial catheters, intra-cardiac catheters, and trans-esophageal echocardiogram probes to enhance our ability to manage your care.

Critical care experts

Additionally, NCAP anesthesiologists are trained to care for all of your existing medical problems while you undergo your procedure. Our physicians have extensive critical care medicine backgrounds and experiences. The clinical mix of cases that we staff range from simple sedation cases to complex cardiac or liver transplantations. NCAP anesthesiologists are prepared to care for whatever challenge may arise during your time with us.

What to expect

When you meet with us, we will perform an extensive clinical history and review all documents available regarding your current and past medical history including consultations, and diagnostic tests. After an examination and discussion, we will determine the best plan for your care with an emphasis on safety and comfort. We will describe its implementation and answer any questions you may have.

When necessary, we interact with your specialists and hospitalists.  This discussion will insure the smooth transition of your care from the peri-operative to post-operative environment.

Commited to excellence

Our anesthesiologists come from the best training programs in the country.  By providing an active mentoring program, a quality assurance committee and an ongoing educational lecture series, we consistently maintain the highest clinical standards.

Your NCAP anesthesiologist will provide you with the best possible care regardless of your circumstances.

Learn more: Types of anesthesia