Valley provides surgeons and their patients with clinically excellent and compassionate anesthesia care in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and medical offices throughout the greater Phoenix area. Valley is a comprehensive anesthesiology group of more than 200 specialty-trained, board-certified physicians. Several members hold board certifications in pediatrics and internal medicine, as well as anesthesia subspecialty fellowship training in critical care and pain management. Additionally, many Valley members are specialty-trained in the areas of pediatric, cardiac, regional anesthesia and neurosurgical anesthesia.
Valley is pleased to offer peri-operative anesthesia services to surgeons and dentists in the convenience of the office setting. Valley's office-based anesthesia team, Valley Mobile Services, is one of the few office-based anesthesia providers accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
There are four main types of anesthesia: local, regional, general and monitored anesthesia care (MAC). Each category has many forms and indications.
With local anesthesia, the anesthetic drug is usually injected into the tissue to numb just the specific location of the body; this type of anesthesia is reserved for minor surgery.
With regional anesthesia, the anesthesiologist makes an injection near a cluster of nerves to numb the area of the body that requires surgery. The patient may remain awake, or be given a sedative; regional anesthesia can also be combined with general anesthesia. In all cases, the patient does not see or feel the actual surgery taking place. There are several kinds of regional anesthesia; the two most common forms of regional anesthesia are spinal anesthesia and epidural anesthesia. To learn more about Valley's regional anesthesia services, please visit PostOpComfort.com
With general anesthesia, the patient is unconscious and has no awareness or other sensations. There are a number of general anesthetic drugs - some are gases or vapors inhaled through a breathing mask or tube. Others are medications introduced through a vein.
As with general anesthesia, monitored anesthesia care, or MAC, uses sedatives and other agents, but the dosage is low enough that patients remain responsive and breathe without assistance. MAC is often used to supplement local and regional anesthesia, particularly during simple procedures and minor surgery.
The highly qualified professionals of Valley Anesthesiology Consultants provide coverage throughout the Valley of the Sun. Our physicians provide a comprehensive spectrum of anesthesia specialty services that include:
With more than 25 years of department and operating room managerial and leadership experience in facilities throughout Arizona, Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants develops collaborative working relationships with surgeons, nursing staffs and hospital administrators to facilitate effective and efficient operating room and surgery center operations.
Valley's medical directors possess the breadth of clinical and managerial expertise necessary to lead anesthesia care teams, build case volumes, achieve superior clinical outcomes and optimize resource utilization. Our medical directors possess the autonomy to customize solutions to address the specific needs of patients, physicians, nurses and our clients.
For more information about Valley's OR management services, please contact us at ManagementServices@ValleyAnesth.org.
Recognized nationally for its patient care, clinical and managerial innovations, Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants has helped clients, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and medical practices, increase their profitability, effectiveness and efficiency, providing superior consulting services in the following areas:
For more information about Valley's consulting services, please contact us at ConsultingServices@ValleyAnesth.org.