The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital comprises a diverse group of experienced physicians and nurse anesthetists who share a single common goal: providing the best perioperative care for all Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital surgical patients. Additionally, the department gives the same great care in out-of-operating-room locations, including the Gregory Endoscopy Center and Interventional Radiology suites.
Anesthesiologists coordinate with the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation and preoperative, operating room and post-anesthesia care units to facilitate patient safety, comfort and satisfaction throughout their surgical experience. All physicians have joint appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where innovative educational opportunities help them to stay abreast of the most advanced techniques in their field. MDs and CRNAs alike consider the complete medical history, previous anesthetics and response to medications when advising patients regarding anesthesia. While MDs are directly involved in every anesthetic administered at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, patients truly enjoy the warm, nurturing environment inspired by their care team. In most cases, a physician and nurse anesthetist will both be present for all critical periods during a given procedure.