• The Department of Anesthesiology performed nearly 40,000 procedures in 2015
  • HSS performs more than 90% of joint-replacement surgeries using regional anesthesia
  • Regional anesthesia has many benefits for the orthopedic patient


Department of Anesthesiology

Leaders in Anesthesia & Pain Management Care

The Department of Anesthesiology at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in the practice of regional anesthesiology and pain management for orthopedics.

From pre-anesthetic consultations before surgery to pain management services afterwards, our expert staff provides top-notch anesthesia care throughout all stages of your stay at HSS.


Latest from the Department of Anesthesiology

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