The Department of Anesthesiology offers expert anesthesiology and pain management care to patients from around the world.
Cleveland Clinic Florida's Department of Anesthesiology consists of doctors trained to administer anesthesia and manage the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery. Our staff is trained in the latest techniques in endoscopy, colonoscopy, radiology and cardiothoracic anesthesiology, as well as pain management. Pain management is a part of a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of painful disorders.
Cleveland Clinic Florida anesthesiologists are board certified and work as part of a team to deliver the best care and achieve the best results possible for patients.
Cleveland Clinic Florida offers a full spectrum of treatment options for patients suffering chronic and acute pain from disease, surgery or trauma. The department is directed by anesthesiologists who are board-certified in pain management. The staff is closely linked with the departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida for consultation and collaboration in all aspects of chronic and acute pain.
Patients will benefit from Cleveland Clinic's group practice approach to care, with more than 170 physicians in multiple specialties and subspecialties available for consultation, if needed.
Utilizing the latest equipment and innovative procedures, the Outpatient Pain Management Clinic at Cleveland Clinic Florida diagnoses and treats acute and chronic pain. Our staff works to determine a patient’s needs and thus providing a full spectrum of treatment options including:
At the forefront of post-operative pain control, offering a wide range of services including:
Cleveland Clinic Florida provides allied health education to advance the science of pain management to the following schools:
Dr. Wagih Gobrial, Chair Division of Anesthesiology
Below, find frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Anesthesiology.
A: An anesthesiologist has completed medical school and also has additional training at the post-graduate level in anesthesiology and in resuscitation. This usually involves a four-year training period after the completion of an internship program (or its modern equivalent). Following the residency training, there is a national training post-certification ("fellowship" training) to become specialized in a subspecialty.
A: There are enormous variations in the amount of pain a patient will experience after surgery. Some surgical procedures like those involving spreading of the ribs in thoracic procedures can be very painful. Other procedures like cataract surgery can be relatively painless. Another kind of surgery that tends to be painful is orthopedic surgery - for example, repairing broken bones by internal fixation (plates and screws). Pain management in the recovery room area is usually taken care of by small doses of intravenous medications. The following options of pain relief exist:
A: For many surgical procedures a breathing tube, known as the endotracheal tube, is introduced using an instrument called the laryngoscope. This tube goes through the vocal cords into the windpipe and is sealed into position using a special cuff inflated with air.
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