Location: Mile Bluff Medical Center
Our anesthesia department is staffed by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). CRNAs are advanced practice nurses with specialized graduate-level education in anesthesiology and pain management.
Meet our CRNAs:Chris Erkkila, DNAP, CRNA, APNPKen Hallwood, CRNADavid Lenninger, CRNA
Micah R. Playman, DNP, CRNA, ACNP-BC, APNPMichael T. Wolf, DNP, CRNA, CHPN
During surgery, our CRNAs will stay with you for the entire surgical procedure. They will constantly monitor every function of your body throughout surgery and modify your anesthetic as needed to ensure your safety and comfort.
There are three basic types of anesthesia. Depending on your needs, physical condition or the surgical procedure you are to undergo, the best form of anesthesia will be used. General anesthesia
produces a loss of sensation throughout the entire body. Regional anesthesia
produces a loss of sensation to a specific region of the body. Local anesthesia
produces a loss of sensation to a small, specific area of the body.
Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) is also available at Mile Bluff. This form of anesthesia is designed to provide different levels of sedation ranging from very little to very deep sedation. This can be tailored specifically to the procedure and patients' needs. Monitored by the anesthesia provider, MAC us used for non-surgical and simple surgical procedures in order to provide the comfort necessary for patients to complete the procedures.
Additional pain management options are available for use during childbirth. Please visit Maternity Care Pain Management
to learn more about what options are available during labor and delivery.
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