to the website for the Associated Anesthesiologists of the
Finger Lakes. Our group of twelve physicians and five nurse
anesthetists administer the anesthetic for every patient
who undergoes surgery at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and
St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. Our members also
provide anesthesia services at other area institutions,
including Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Bath, Schuyler
Hospital in Montour Falls, and Turning Point Ambulatory
Surgery Center in Elmira. We take care of a wide variety
of patients and procedures, ranging from children who require
ear tube placement, to seniors having open heart surgery.
and Nurse Anesthetists make sure that the patient is comfortable
and safe during surgery, taking care of any medical problems
that arise during the operation, and allowing the surgeon
to focus on the procedure. We are also recognized as the
experts of airway management and pain control, and are frequently
asked to assist in the care of patients in the emergency
room and intensive care unit.
monitoring techniques, newer and safer drugs and equipment,
and the extensive training of our members have led to a
dramatic decrease in the risks to patients over the last
several decades. I am proud to be able to say that a recent
report by the Healthcare Association of New York State showed
our group's safety record to be among the best in the state.
hope you find our website informative and interesting. We
have included detailed information about the most common
types of anesthetics, a frequently-asked-question section,
and some information about the members of our group. Feel
free to let us know if there are any changes that could
be made to improve our site, feedback is always welcome.