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Anesthesiology for Professionals

Department of Anesthesiology for Professionals

The Department of Anesthesiology at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the premiere department in the world for the practice of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine in orthopedics. The skill of our expert staff, commitment to innovative research, and emphasis on specialized education are the cornerstone of our practice.

In 2015, our expert staff performed nearly 40,000 anesthetic procedures for patients undergoing a full spectrum of orthopedic procedures. Our exceptional clinical outcomes — including a “99th percentile” ranking for in-patient analgesic satisfaction, New York State’s lowest infection rates, and low incidence of thromboembolic and cardiovascular complications — are due in large part to the skill and training of our anesthesiologists.


From Research:

  1. Goytizolo EA, Buschiazzo V, Memtsoudis SG et al. The Effect of Regional Analgesia on Vascular Tone in Hip Arthroplasty Patients. HSS J. 2016 Jul;12(2):125-31.
  2. Cozowicz, C; Mörwald, E; Memtsoudis, SG et al. Are sleep apnea patients at increased risk for opioid induced respiratory depression after surgery compared to controls?  – A pilot study. Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM) 6th Annual Meeting October 20, 2016 - October 21, 2016 Chicago IL.
  3. Mancenido D, Curren J. Clinical Research Management Database Using REDCap. Annual Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) Conference; September 30 – October 2, 2016; Montreal, QC Canada.