Approximately 4,500 deliveries per year are performed at Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center. Eighty to 85% of these patients receive anesthetic management, including general, spinal and/or epidural anesthesia. Residents begin their training in OB anesthesia in their first clinical anesthesia year (CA-1), with an initial emphasis on basic regional techniques for our large population of laboring patients. In addition, residents are trained to manage a great number of high risk maternal-fetal patients. Examples might include pregnancies complicated by cardiac disease, systemic autoimmune disease, bleeding dyscrasias, hypertensive disease, and fetal abnormalities. Four residents and two attending anesthesiologists cover the OB floor each day, with one resident and one attending covering the floor each night. Fourth-year medical students are also invited for week-long rotations in obstetric anesthesiology.
|Maya S. Suresh, MD
Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology