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 666 specialists practicing Anesthesiology in Louisiana with an overall average rating of 3.8 stars. There are 60 hospitals in Louisiana with affiliated Anesthesiology specialists, including Ochsner Medical Center, St. Tammany Health System and Lafayette General Medical Center.