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South Shore Hospital’s Department of Anesthesiology provides a full range of anesthetic, perioperative and pain management services to patients of all ages — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Anesthesiologists are physician-specialists who have the principal task of providing pain relief, maintaining a stable condition during an operation or an obstetric or diagnostic procedure. The anesthesiologist assesses the risk of the patient undergoing surgery and communicates with the surgeon, primary physician, and consultants to optimize the patient's condition prior to, during, and after surgery. At South Shore Hospital, anesthesiologists also manage our 24-hour critical care units.

Our anesthesia care team includes 25 board-certified anesthesiologists and 21 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) and residents, all working collaboratively on behalf of patients before, during, and following surgical procedures, and providing pain management for our obstetrical patients.  Together, the team performs more than 13,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries each year using advanced equipment and the latest epidural and spinal techniques for our labor and delivery patients.

South Shore Hospital’s Anesthesia department’s staff meets the needs of patients in all areas of the hospital including our Dolphin Surgical Center’s 14 operating suites, Birthing Unit and Center for Orthopedics, Spine and Sports Medicine  where  administration of general and regional anesthesia, as well as intravenous sedation are used.   The team provides follow-up care in our post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) where each patient is monitored closely.

Our Pain Management Center located at the Center for Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine works with patients struggling with chronic pain.  Here, the team is dedicated to locating the source of each patient’s pain and identifying ways to minimize or eliminate it.  The patient and our team of specialists work together to treat pain, as well as the stress and anxiety that often accompany it.  Our primary goal at the Pain Center is to make each patient as comfortable as possible so that he or she may enjoy life to its full potential — with treatment individually designed for each patient’s unique needs.



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