The one-month clinical rotation in Satellite Anesthesia takes place during the CA-1 year. This is a growing area of demand within the specialty of anesthesiology. Anesthesia is provided for challenging cases in remote locations of the hospital far from the familiar setting and backup capabilities of the operating room. The number of cases will vary between 50 and 80 per month and include CT, MRI, Interventional Radiology, Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy, and so on.
Each location has a unique working environment. The anesthesia team should be flexible. Keep in mind that the same principles and requirements for anesthesia apply no matter the location. All equipment, emergency supplies, and monitoring standards are used as in the operating room! Generally, the anesthesia techniques are MAC or General via TIVA or ETT.
Medhat Hannallah, M.D. Professor and Endoscopy Division co-Chief
George Hwang, M.D. Assistant Professor and Endoscopy Division co-Chief