Anesthesia

The Department of Anesthesia provides a range of anesthesia services to people from across the Maritimes at Capital Health, the IWK Health Centre, Dartmouth General, Hants Community Hospital and Saint John Regional Hospital. As an academic department affiliated with Dalhousie University, our faculty can be found throughout the Maritimes.

The Department of Anesthesia has four key priorities

  • Safe, quality patient care
  • Education
  • Research
  • Stewardship of people’s health at home and abroad

Patient care

The Department of Anesthesia provides a full spectrum of critical care and general clinical services. In addition to general, regional and local anesthesia for surgery and other procedures, we administer cutting edge programs in blood management, pain management and regional anesthesia. We also sub specialize in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics, pediatrics, thoracic surgery and transplantation.
Safe vigilant patient care is our hallmark. Ninety-six anesthesiologists perform more than 45,000 procedures annually at our main facilities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. If you will be undergoing surgery or other procedures at a Capital Health site, one or more of our highly skilled and compassionate anesthesiologists and health professionals will provide your anesthesia care.

The Department of Anesthesia also operates pain clinics at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the IWK Health Centre and the Saint John Regional Hospital to support thousands of people across the Maritime provinces in managing their pain.

Department members pride themselves in using the safest, most up-to-date anesthesia techniques and treatments to provide the highest quality patient care.