What is neurosurgical anesthesiology?
Neurosurgical anesthesiology is a type of anesthesiology devoted to the care of people with diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) including the brain and the spine.
Our highly-experienced neuro-anesthesiologists deliver safe anesthesia care to people undergoing surgical and interventional radiology procedures in state-of-the-art facilities at Maine Medical Center. Our surgical facility includes six new operating rooms specifically designed for neurosurgical procedures. Our neuro-anesthesia team works closely with Maine Medical Partners neurosurgeons and spine surgeons on procedures such as:
- Spine surgery ranging from simple discectomy to complex scoliosis correction
- Brain tumor surgery (including awake neurosurgery)
- Surgery to treat vascular abnormalities in the brain such as aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
- Implantation of deep brain stimulators
- Surgery to treat epilepsy and movement disorders
- Emergency operations for brain and spine injury
We also partner closely with Maine Medical Center neuro-interventionalists to provide anesthesia care for patients undergoing minimally invasive endovascular procedures including:
- Brain aneurysm coiling
- Brain AVM embolization
- Clot retrieval for acute stroke
Your neuro-anesthesia team will include:
- A board-certified or board-eligible anesthesiologist
- A nurse anesthetist (CRNA) or anesthesia resident
In addition to our first-rate neurosurgical care, Maine Medical Center has received a Comprehensive Stroke Center designation from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.