Anesthesiologists are the doctors who provide pain relief during surgery and recovery. They focus on maintaining your vital life functions, such as breathing, heart rate and body temperature as well as your comfort. How they care for you depends on the nature of your procedure. General anesthesia affects your whole body. Regional anesthesia numbs or blocks the feeling in part of your body. Sedation relaxes you and reduces pain without “putting you under.”
Our anesthesia specialists are dedicated to your comfort. They focus on finding the most effective approach with the lowest risks to maximize your safety and well-being.
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When it comes to anesthesiology, children require special attention. As Hawaii's only pediatric specialty hospital, Kapiolani understands these special needs and has the doctors on hand to meet them. Our anesthesiologists bring expertise to the areas of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care for patients in the administration of medications to control pain and support life functions during surgery.
For patients in Central and West Oahu who need surgery, Pali Momi provides expert anesthesiologists to manage the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care, including the medical discharge of the patient from the recovery room.
Pali Momi: 1-808-535-7733
Straub anesthesiologists provide nationally recognized care to their patients. Its team is comprised of physicians, nurse anesthetists and respiratory therapists.
Among the specialized services provided by the anesthesiology department are:
- Administration of anesthesia
- Preoperative medical evaluations
- Perioperative pain management
- Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography
- Critical care
- Management of acute and chronic pain
- Diagnosis of acute and chronic pain syndromes
- Injections and nerve blocks
- Spinal-cord stimulation
- Spinal-infusion systems
Pain Management Services
Straub physicians provide services for the management of acute and chronic pain. These services are designed to restore function and increase the quality of life for patients who experience pain syndromes.
Straub Anesthesiology Department: 1-808-522-4622
For patients on Kauai who need surgery, Wilcox provides expert anesthesiologists to manage the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care, including the medical discharge of the patient from the recovery room.