The Department of Anesthesia is responsible for ensuring our patient's safety and comfort during both in-patient and ambulatory procedures. The Department of Anesthesia is also responsible for the provision of acute pain services for those patients who need assistance controlling their pain post-operatively.
Under the leadership of Lee Winter, M.D., the Department of Anesthesia at New York Downtown Hospital is focused on, and dedicated to, providing the highest level of patient-focused anesthetic care and ensuring an overall positive patient experience. The Department of Anesthesia is comprised of Board Certified physicians and certified registered nurse anesthetists employed by North American Partners in Anesthesia, the largest single specialty anesthesia management company in the United States.
To contact the Department of Anesthesia, please call (212) 312-5244.
For billing inquiries, please visit NAPA Anesthesia or call (516) 626-6446.
Acute Pain Management
The Acute Pain Management Service at Downtown Hospital offers patients relief from pain by use of Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) along with other modern techniques for achieving maximum comfort after surgery. These new approaches ease recovery for many patients who undergo surgery and include technology that enables patients to personally control the flow of pain medication, as needed. The Acute Pain Management Service is available to monitor care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Critical Care Anesthesia
Critical care anesthesiologists assist post-surgical patients with issues including the management of post-operative and post-anesthesia problems such as hypothermia, high or low blood pressure, postoperative pain, and difficult breathing.
Obstetric anesthesiologists provide pre- and post-operative anesthesia care for patients undergoing labor and vaginal delivery, cesarean section (emergency and elective), and other emergency obstetrical procedures. The obstetric anesthesiologist performs post-childbirth consultations, provides care for critically ill patients, and cares for newborns that may have difficulty breathing immediately after delivery.
For more information about pain management, including the management of chronic pain, please click here.
Pediatric anesthesiologists manage both the routine and critical care of infants and children undergoing surgery and anesthesia. The special needs of pediatric patients and the emotional aspects of dealing with children and their parents are of primary concern for the pediatric anesthesiologist.