Anesthesia and Pain Management

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Anesthesia and Pain Management2018-05-10T15:16:30+00:00

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Many veterinary patients will require anesthesia in their lifetime, either for diagnostics, such as CT, endoscopy, MRI or for therapeutic procedures, such as surgery. Healthy animals carry a very low risk, but ill patients or those that are older or very young may carry an increased risk. Despite these low risks (less than 1% mortality rate), this can be a stressful and worrisome time for any pet owner. Dr. Ryan Bailey is a board certified anesthesiologist and creates anesthetic plans tailored for every individual patient. Using both locoregional techniques and medications, the anesthesia service works to provide pain-free procedures and minimize post-operative pain. The anesthesia service works with all services within Premier Veterinary Group including medicine, surgery, neurology, emergency and critical care.

Dr. Bailey is board certified in anesthesia and analgesia, and evaluates every patient undergoing anesthesia or sedation to help create a specific plan and anticipate concerns specific for each patient and procedure. As part of this process, the anesthesia service relies on highly trained technicians to help monitor each patient’s condition during anesthesia, and utilizes state of the art monitoring equipment, ECG, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and ventilators. Dr. Bailey supervises every case and is available for intervention when unexpected complications arise. Utilizing local blocks, as is a standard for humans undergoing surgical procedures, Dr. Bailey can help provide the highest quality pain management available to you pet, and minimize the need for full anesthesia.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-anesthetic planning and management
  • Pain management for acute and chronically affected patients
    • Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia
  • Management of emergent and critical patients
  • Basic and advanced monitoring techniques
  • Anesthesia consultation

For our referral partners:

Consultation of patients with increased anesthetic risk, and training in maximizing the usefulness of anesthesia monitoring and delivery equipment is available to you and your staff. Please contact our Chicago hospital at 773-516-5800 to speak with Dr. Bailey.