Anesthesiology in Wilmington
Making Medical Procedures Safer & Easier
Anesthesia has quickly become one of the most powerful tools we have in
medicine. While sedated, patients are able to receive vital, complex medical
procedures without experiencing any discomfort during the operation. Depending
on the length of the operation and physical aspects of the patient, the
amount of anesthesia required varies from person to person. This is why
many hospitals maintain a team of anesthesiologists on staff.
At Saint Francis Healthcare, our experienced Anesthesiology team carefully
assesses each patient and prescribes a suitable dosage of anesthesia.
Our team is extremely well trained and attentive to details, ensuring
the safety and well-being of our patients.
The Saint Francis Healthcare Anesthesiology Team:
- Dr. Tanika Long (Chairperson & Chief)
- Dr. Andre Hoffman
- Dr. Parul Mehta
- Dr. Elizabeth Yasik
- Dr. Budi Saputra
- Olga Castro, CRNA
- David Crawford, CRNA
- Karen Logullo, CRNA
- Talitha Massaquoi, CRNA
- Steve Mullarkey, CRNA
- Jineen Orr, CRNA
- Beth Padalino, CRNA
- Justine Wright, CRNA
- Diane Wysock, CRNA
Our Anesthetic Services
There are several different types of anesthesia and numerous ways of administering
it. At Saint Francis Healthcare, we offer the following:
General Anesthetics – -This is the most familiar form of anesthesia. These drugs put
a patient into a reversible unconscious state, allowing them to remain
asleep during surgery.
IV Sedation – This is a more moderate form of sedation where the patient slowly
receives the sedative through an IV. You do not fall completely unconscious
in IV sedation, but it does create a relaxed, peaceful state similar to sleeping.
Regional Anesthesia – When operating on one particular part of the body, such as the spine, your
doctor may recommend a regional anesthetic. This form of sedation numbs
the area to be operated on so that patients can remain conscious during
the surgery without experiencing discomfort.
Peripheral Nerve Blocks – This sedation procedure –numbs a specific nerve or cluster of nerves
in order to remove sensation from the area of the body to be operated
on. Peripheral nerve blocks are effective at numbing large portions of
the body without an excessive dose of medication.
Full Obstetrical Services – Obstetric anesthesiology is a field specifically focused on labor and delivery.
Obstetric anesthesiologists helps reduce pain and ease the labor process
by administering appropriate sedatives that are safe for both the mother and baby.
24/7 Emergency Coverage – Members of our anesthesiology team remain on call 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week in order to assist with emergencies, including childbirth and traumatic injuries.
To contact the anesthesiology department, please call 302.421-4330. Regular
hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm and 7:30 am to
3:30 pm on Saturday.