Department of Anesthesiology Clinical Services
Faculty in NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology ensure that patients receive comprehensive clinical anesthesiology services before, during, and after all types of surgery at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. We also provide care in settings such as the intensive care unit, ambulatory care centers, emergency department, labor and delivery, catheterization laboratory, and electrophysiology suites.
Types of Anesthesiology Care
In addition to general anesthesiology care for bariatric surgery, oncologic surgery, and trauma surgery, our department’s various subspecialties ensure that patients have access to a full range of clinical services. These include cardiothoracic, critical care, neurosurgical, obstetric, orthopedic, and pediatric anesthesiology, as well as pain medicine.
Our team supports the Trauma Center at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, our American College of Surgeons–verified and New York State–designated Level 1 Trauma Center, by providing anesthesia and perioperative care for our most critical patients.
Our faculty uses the latest evidence-based approaches to ensure both general and regional anesthesia are safe and effective. All types of sedation are available, from minimal amounts of antianxiety medications to intravenous medications for conscious or deep sedation. Our pain medicine specialists also provide pharmacological, physical, interventional, and psychological approaches to provide relief for patients with acute pain.
Preoperative Assessment, Consultation, and Treatment Center
Our anesthesiologists typically assess patients in preoperative admission testing (PAT) to take a medical history, evaluate the airway and cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and address any immediate discomfort they may be experiencing. During this consultation, anesthesiologists also assess patient preferences to help formulate an anesthesiology plan.
Perioperative and Postoperative Monitoring
An integral part of our care is closely monitoring patients during surgeries and procedures to administer and adjust necessary sedation, analgesia, or anesthesia. We also monitor and help stabilize vital signs and provide airway management and intraoperative life support. Post-surgery, we closely observe patients in the recovery room for oxygen saturation, breathing, level of consciousness, and activity, and prescribe continued pain relief, anti-nausea, and other medications.