Anesthesiology Department at Highland Hospital Services For Surgical, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures The anesthesiologists on staff at Highland Hospital provide anesthesia services for inpatient and outpatient surgery as well as for non-surgical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Other services include obstetric pain relief, and treatment of acute and chronic pain. Anesthesia service is available around the clock, seven days a week. Our anesthesiologists use the latest technology and proven techniques to maximize your comfort and safety—before, during, and after your procedure. They are exceptionally dedicated to the highest standards of their specialty. In fact, they consider the stringent standards and guidelines developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists as their baseline. What to Expect Your anesthesiologist will fully explain your anesthesia options and outline the pros and cons of each approach. He or she will work with your surgeon to develop a individualized pre-op to post-op plan to: Anticipate any medical problems that could arise during surgery Keep you pain-free through your surgery Relieve anxiety Control your body's reaction to stress Minimize side effects Make your recovery easier In addition to administering anesthetic during your procedure, your anesthesiologist will monitor your vital body functions, such as breathing, blood oxygen saturation, blood pressure, heart rate, and kidney functions. He or she will be with you constantly while you're in the operating room. After surgery your anesthesiologist will closely monitor you for any problems related to your anesthetic and order pain medication as your condition allows.