At Crestwood Medical Center your anesthesia care will be provided by a team of highly trained and dedicated professionals consisting of physicians and advanced practice nurses. The physicians in our department are all residency trained and board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. During your pre-operative interview and assessment, you and your anesthesiologist will devise the most appropriate anesthetic plan for your surgery and answer any questions you might have. During and immediately following surgery, your anesthesiologist will be present to address any issues that may arise.
Working alongside our physician anesthesiologists are certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA's) and anesthesiologist’s assistants (AA's). These professionals all have advanced degrees in health care and play an integral role in your anesthesia care.
Types of anesthesia
There are several different types of anesthesia. The type of anesthesia you receive will depend on a number of factors, including the surgery you are having and any medical conditions you may have. These types include:
What to expect after surgery
After surgery you will be taken to our post anesthesia care unit, where we have nurses specifically trained to care for patients recovering from anesthesia and surgery. Your care will continue to be directed by your anesthesiologist during your recovery and he or she will be responsible for providing adequate pain control and assuring that your vital signs and level of consciousness recover normally from anesthesia.
The physicians in our anesthesia department are not employees of Crestwood, but are an independent group (Alabama Anesthesia of Huntsville, LLC). Charges for services rendered will be billed separately from the hospital.
Meet Your Team of Board Certified Anesthesiologists
Crestwood Medical Center
One Hospital Drive
Huntsville, AL 35801