Anesthesiologists play a vital role in surgical care and pain management. At Winona Health, high-quality anesthesiology services are provided for a full range of care including obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, podiatry and a wide range of diagnostic and surgical procedures.
Surgical care is a team effort, and everyone plays an important role. Anesthesiologists Ruth Moes, MD, Nicole Varela, MD, and Amarjit Virdi, MD, along with eight certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) work with expert surgeons and staff in Winona Health’s Surgery Department to each patient’s procedure more comfortable and less stressful.
Anesthesiology services may include local, regional or general anesthesia depending on the specific procedure and the individual patient’s needs. Anesthesiologists and certified nurse anesthetists ensure that the safest possible pain relief is used for each patient and closely monitor each patient throughout a surgical procedure.