The Department of Anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a highly integrated, collaborative group of adult and pediatric anesthesiologists. The department comprises more than 100 staff doctors, 55 residents, 10 fellows, 200 nurse anesthetists, and 150 respiratory therapists, who are committed to providing the best possible care to adult and pediatric patients requiring anesthesia and intensive care. Members of the department also conduct basic and clinical research and teach postgraduate and continuing education programs.

Mayo anesthesiologists in Rochester supervise over 89,000 cases requiring anesthesia yearly, assisted by skilled nurse anesthetists and state-of-the-art equipment. This large number of cases, integrated with ongoing research and education, results in wide-ranging expertise in the anesthetic management of patients of all ages.

The field of anesthesia changes continually with the introduction of new drugs, equipment and surgical and radiological interventions. Department members are organized into subspecialty groups, each focusing on a segment of anesthesiology. Their expertise is a resource for everyone, enabling the department to stay at the forefront of the specialty. Subspecialty areas include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Intensive Care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Urology
  • Thoracic
  • Transplantation

Blood management

Blood management is an evidence-based process that promotes the optimal use of blood products. The goal of blood management is to ensure the safe and efficient use of blood components. Department of Anesthesiology staff follows a set of best practices before, during and after surgery to ensure patients receive the most appropriate care.