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department of anesthesiology

Residency Program

 

Neuroanesthesiology

 

During this rotation residents gain experience in all aspects of neuroanesthesia practice. Residents have to anesthetize patients having a wide variety of neurosurgical procedures including craniotomies for supra- and infratentorial tumors, intracranial vascular surgical procedures for the treatment of aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, and spine surgery. The rotation stresses the pathophysiology of intracranial disease and surgery with special emphasis placed on understanding intrancranial elastance and intracranial hypertension and how they are altered during anesthesia and surgery. Residents gain experience with various techniques of neurophysiologic monitoring.