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Leading the Way in Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology provides the highest quality patient care through academic excellence in medical education and research. Our team of skilled anesthesia professionals consists of physicians, nurses and technicians.

Anesthesia is tailored to the needs of each individual patient to optimize comfort and safety during procedures.  Our team monitors and supports all vital functions during surgery as well as afterward, when we observe the patient’s recovery while providing critical care and advanced pain relief as needed.

All members of the anesthesia care team have extensive training and experience:

  • Anesthesiologists complete four years of residency training in anesthesiology after medical school and often take additional fellowship training in a subspecialty discipline. 
  • Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, critical care experience and two years of training in anesthesiology.

Most of North Shore-LIJ’s anesthesiologists and CRNAs are employed by North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), which is the largest anesthesia group in the U.S.  Nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants and anesthesia technicians have training and accreditation in their specific discipline. 

Our focus is simple: to provide a safe and comfortable environment for patients undergoing potentially stressful procedures here at North Shore-LIJ.

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