The Division of Vascular Anesthesiology provides anesthetic care for all vascular surgery procedures, ranging from simple to very complex. Our physicians are experts in high-acuity anesthetic care and the anesthetic management of medically-complex vascular patients.
We provide expert anesthetic management for medically complex vascular patients presenting with significant co-morbidities such as:
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Hemodialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease
Working closely with the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, we provide care for the following procedures:
- Foot and leg wound debridement
- Peripheral vascular surgery
- Carotid artery revascularization
- Carotid-subclavian bypass
- Complex open and endovascular aortic reconstructions
Many surgeries are performed endovascularly using catheters placed in patients' groins or arms. Often, these procedures can be performed under sedation and local anesthesia only, avoiding the need for general anesthesia and resulting in shorter hospital stays. In patients who require vascular access for hemodialysis or foot/leg wound debridements, peripheral nerve blocks are commonly used to avoid general anesthesia.
In the event that general anesthesia is required to facilitate surgery, our physicians are experts in the use of non-invasive and invasive monitoring techniques to ensure patient safety. Regardless of the type of anesthesia required, we provide the highest quality and safest anesthetic care to our vascular surgical patients.
Vascular Anesthesiology Faculty
Adam Lichtman, MD, FASE
Director, Division of Vascular Anesthesia