An anesthesiologist is a physician who specializes in relieving pain and providing total medical care for patients before, during and after surgery. Anesthesiologists are dedicated to protecting and regulating your critical life functions during surgery. As a pain management specialist, an anesthesiologist focuses on pain relief for patients both inside and outside the surgery department in such areas as intensive care units (ICUs) and pain clinics. They serve an important role in labor and delivery units administering epidurals and surgical anesthesia for cesarean deliveries.
An anesthesiologist typically:
There are 2331 specialists practicing Anesthesiology in Illinois with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 163 hospitals in Illinois with affiliated Anesthesiology specialists, including Edward Hospital - Main Campus, Evanston Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center.