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Anesthesiology (Pain Management)

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's anesthesiologists offer a range of options for managing acute and chronic, or long-term, pain. Our board-certified anesthesiologists play a critical role for patients undergoing inpatient and outpatient surgery, as well as those receiving emergency care or treatment for a variety of acute care medical needs, such as injuries.


Anesthesia for Surgery

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital maintains the highest standards for anesthesia care. Throughout your procedure, a board-certified anesthesiologist will ensure that you are safe and comfortable. We follow national standards for sterility and monitoring and use state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Prior to your procedure, you will meet your anesthesiologist, who will review your history and formulate a highly individualized anesthesia plan with you, being sure to answer any questions you may have. Your plan will also include the need to manage post-operative pain after your surgery.

Patients experiencing pre-operative anxiety can receive a safe sedative on arrival in the Day Surgery Unit or before going into surgery. If indicated, you will be observed post-surgery in an area known as the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) or the Recovery Room.

Learn more about preparing for Day Surgery or Inpatient Surgery.


Anesthesia for Pain Management

The goal of interventional procedures is to provide pain management services for people who suffer from acute and chronic pain issues. We work to identify the site of pain, decrease inflammation and provide relief to help you improve your quality of life.

Pain that comes from injured or inflamed nerves can often be improved by injecting certain medications to the area of injury. These treatments also allow you to work effectively with physical therapists and start personal exercise programs to regain strength and function with less pain.

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Anesthesiology (Pain Management)

Lake Forest
(847) 234-5600