Regional Anesthesia

Regional anesthesia has experienced significant growth in a variety of surgical areas including:  orthopedics, vascular and gynecology.  The increased use of peripheral nerve blockade is partly due to the development of ultrasound-guided placement techniques, the utilization of indwelling catheters for continuous local anesthetic infiltration, and improved clinical efficacy.  The Department of Anesthesiology has a group of dedicated faculty known as the "Regional Anesthesia/Acute Pain Medicine Team" that supervises and educates anesthesiology residents during a formal clinical rotation in regional anesthesia.  This rapidly growing service now offers a fellowship program along with multiple opportunities for clinical research.