Patient Care

The modern practice of Anesthesiology impacts patients across the entire spectrum of medical and surgical care. Anesthesiologists are considered the medical experts in patient safety before, during, and following surgical and diagnostic procedures. You'll find our Anesthesiologists in the expected areas - the operating room and labor and delivery suites - where we provide patients with comfort, pain relief, and life saving perioperative care, but you'll also find us in places that you might not expect. Our highly trained physicians care for patients before and after surgery in the Intensive Care Units, offer consultation and management of medical conditions in preparation for surgery, on the hospital wards bringing technology and expertise in managing post-operative pain to patients after surgery, and in the Marc A. Asher Spine Center and Pain Clinic offering patients with chronic pain leading edge treatment options. Our large, team based, anesthesia department delivers state of the art care in multiple settings at The University of Kansas Hospital, KU MedWest surgery center, and at the Indian Creek Campus. The scope of our practice includes anesthesia care in preoperative evaluation, operating rooms, obstetrical wards, post operative recovery areas, intensive care units, radiology suites, pain clinics, and multiple treatment areas throughout the coveted Center for Advanced Heart Care.

Last modified: Dec 15, 2014
Patient Comments

"The Anesthesiologist and his nurse were wonderful. Explained everything and how I would feel and were very concerned that I was comfortable during and after c-section delivery."

"The Anesthesiologist provided me exceptional care and services during my stay."

"This was my first surgery ever and I want to make sure I give a big thank you to the Anesthesiologists. They really helped me with the anxiety I was feeling."

"Anesthesia was great! They came quickly when paged when my pain was not well controlled... I felt that they all put my needs first, and they were readily available."

"The anesthesiologist and their staff did not rush, appeared and came across as caring, concerned and interested in the patient. I give this staff an A+."

"The anesthesiologist visited with my wife and I prior to and after the procedure and updated her on my condition. We were very impressed and grateful."

"My two anesthesiologists were very aware of my medical history and acted accordingly with my sedation medication. I felt comfortable in their care and had no problems during or after the procedure."

"Anesthesiologist listened to my concerns and involved me and the surgeon in the pretreatment plan. I never thought surgery would be a pleasant experience but it actually was!"

"Calm, caring, kind, good eye-contact, explained things well and good sense of humor!"