Sturdy Memorial's Anesthesiology Department provides around-the-clock care for inpatient, outpatient and obstetrical procedures. Board certified anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day, every day to ensure optimum safety and comfort for our patients. From pre-admission consultation and testing, to surgery and through recovery in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), experienced staff is on-hand to prevent and relieve pain. Diagnostic and therapeutic pain management are also offered by anesthesiology professionals through Sturdy Memorial's Pain Clinic.
The Anesthesia Care Team at Sturdy Memorial includes physician anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and anesthesia techs who strive to reduce patients' pain and anxieties. Though treatment plans are tailored to the individual needs of each patient, commonly performed procedures for post-operative analgesia (pain relief) include: femoral nerve injection and/or catheter placement for lower extremity surgery, brachial plexus injection and/or catheter placement for upper extremity surgery, and epidural analgesia for abdominal and thoracic surgery.