Penn’s Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care offers the best anesthesiology and critical care available for all types of surgery and procedures.

Surgeons in the operating room

Experienced Teams

Our physicians deliver leading anesthesiology care to those having surgery, receiving trauma treatment, giving birth or undergoing major diagnostic procedures.

What to Expect

Penn Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care provides anesthesia and related services at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

We specialize in areas that demand the highest level of skills, including:

The experts in our department also provide:

  • Resuscitation, airway management, critical care assessment and long-term management for patients in HUP’s Level One Trauma Center
  • Knowledgeable care for patients in the Penn Pain Medicine Center who have sudden onset or chronic pain

We are actively involved in clinical research to bring our patients the latest in anesthesiology and critical care developments. Our current research is evaluating:

  • New drugs and anesthetic methods
  • Traditional and alternative approaches to pain management
  • Intraoperative echocardiography
  • How to protect vital organs when low blood pressure or oxygen deprivation occurs

Anesthesia Care: What to Expect

Penn’s Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care offers guidance for patients regarding the sequence of events in anesthesia care.

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