Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

What is cardiothoracic anesthesiology? 

Cardiothoracic anesthesiologists care for patients with cardiac disease who require cardiothoracic surgery and other chest-related medical procedures. This includes:

  • Administration of anesthesia medicine before, during and after surgery
  • Management of cardiopulmonary equipment before, during and after surgery
  • Monitoring patients' cardiopulmonary functions before, during and after surgery
  • Hemodynamic monitor placement and interpretation
  • Critical care, if needed
  • Resuscitation of patients after surgery is complete

Your doctor may recommend cardiothoracic anesthesiology if you are scheduled for a medical procedures such as:

MaineHealth is committed to delivering consistent, high-quality, evidence-based, cardiothoracic anesthetic care. Our team of highly-skilled physicians are all board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in cardiothoracic anesthesia and either board-certified or testamur-certified in perioperative trans-esophageal echocardiography. Team members train resident physicians who are studying cardiothoracic anesthesiology and are also involved in cardiothoracic anesthesiology research and peer-reviewed publications.

Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship

Our experienced cardiothoracic anesthesiology team is part of the largest cardiothoracic surgical program in Northern New England. As such, we are committed to sharing our knowledge and experience with select residents to advance the delivery of excellent care in the communities we serve.
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