Division of Anesthesiology & Critical Care
Our mission in the Division of Anesthesiology & Critical Care is to provide state-of-the-art anesthesia care, pain management and life support for cancer patients in intensive care units.
We provide comprehensive patient care starting with an initial evaluation in the Anesthesia Assessment Center. Patients undergo surgery in the operating room and receive care into the post anesthesia and intensive care units.
In the intensive care units, a team of critical care specialists, nurses and respiratory care practitioners provide state-of-the-art life supporting treatments for all of MD Anderson’s critically ill patients from the medical, surgical and pediatric services. Our clinicians also provide pain management services to postoperative patients and to cancer patients with a variety of pain conditions related to cancer and its treatment. Care is provided on the inpatient services and in our Pain Management Center. - Thomas Feeley, M.D., Division Head
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Related Care Center
We offer observer program curricula in our three core services: critical care medicine, pain medicine and anesthesiology.