Description of Services
Provide a range of anesthetic services for patients undergoing surgical and invasive procedures.
Additionally, provide analgesic services for obstetric patients in labor.
By referral only
Availability of Services
- Sunday Emergent only
- Monday Main Operating Room/Emergent
- Tuesday Main Operating Room/Emergent
- Wednesday Main Operating Room/Emergent
- Thursday Main Operating Room/Emergent
- Friday Main Operating Room/Emergent
- Saturday Emergent only
Provider on call 24/7 for emergencies and obstetric services
During a general anesthetic, you will be unconscious, have no pain and no awareness. There are a number of general anesthetic drugs which can be used based on your specific situation. Some general anesthetics are started by inhaling gases or vapors through a mask and others are started as medications are injected through an IV (intravenous). During anesthesia, you are carefully monitored, controlled and treated by your anesthesia provider, who uses sophisticated equipment to track all your major bodily functions. After you are asleep, a breathing tube may be inserted through your mouth into your windpipe to maintain proper breathing during the surgery. The amount of anesthetic agent given to you is calculated based on your health and the surgical procedure. At the conclusion of surgery, your anesthesia provider will awaken you from the anesthetic and accompany you to the recovery room where you will stay until your anesthetic has resolved.
There are several types of regional anesthetics, or "nerve blocks." The most common are the Spinal and Epidural blocks. Though different techniques, these two anesthetics will cause your lower body to be asleep or numb during your surgery. Other nerve blocks are administered as your anesthesia provider places a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) near a group of nerves close to the surgical site, leaving the site pain-free during your surgery. The type of regional anesthetic used is based on several factors such as your health status, the type of surgical procedure and your willingness to proceed with a regional anesthetic.
Pain Relief for Labor and Delivery
The birth of your child will be thrilling and memorable. Your obstetric care givers, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and labor nurses at Naval Hospital Naples want to help make this a pleasant, safe experience for you and your partner. No two women experience childbirth in quite the same way. Even if you have experienced labor before, your upcoming delivery could be very different. Because labor is unpredictable, flexibility is very important. You should be aware of all your options for pain relief, or analgesia, in case you choose to make use of them during your labor. The more informed you are of your analgesic choices in advance, the more rewarding the entire birth experience will be for you. An anesthesia provider evaluates each mother-to-be after her arrival at Labor and Delivery as needed. During this interview the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will consult with your obstetric provider and will question you about your medical history and examine you. Utilizing this information in conjunction with your desires he or she will explain which analgesia options are available for you. He or she will fully discuss the benefits and risks of each method. The purpose of pain relief is to help you have the most positive birth experience possible while maintaining safety for you and your baby.