The Anesthesiology Center

The Anesthesiology Center at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is part of the Institute of Perioperative Medicine. But, anesthesia touches virtually all other areas of medicine. Our experts help with surgery prep, pain control and management of patients during a procedure.

Our highly trained anesthesiologists are fully equipped to support you when you come to Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, along with any of our institutes and centers, for any specialized surgical care.

About the Center

Most health care specialties need anesthesia from time to time. At the Anesthesiology Center, we support our many academic medicine divisions throughout Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix by providing expert care before surgery and anesthesia services during the procedure. We tailor our care to your individual needs.

The Center provides all forms of generalized anesthesia care. It also maintains subsections for each subspecialty area of anesthesia practice, including:

  • Acute pain management
  • Cardiovascular & thoracic services
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Obstetrics 
  • Pediatrics & neonatal
  • Regional anesthesia 
  • Transplantation
  • Trauma

Our Providers

Mike Adkins, MD – Center Director

Patient Education

Through its evolving Perioperative Surgical Home Program, the Center supports patient education prior to surgery. We do this to help ensure positive outcomes and patient experiences. This education includes nutrition and conditioning discussions in the weeks prior to surgery.

We feel conversations about what patients should expect immediately before and after their procedures, as well as in the following weeks, help promote healing and overall positivity toward the successful surgical outcomes we seek.

Research

The University of Arizona, in coordination with Banner – University Medicine, conducts a variety of research studies and clinical trials to support a commitment to improving patient care. As a patient at Banner – University Medical Center, you may be eligible to participate, meaning you’ll have access to new treatments which may not yet be available to the public.

Some research project areas the Anesthesiology Center is involved with include:

Fellowship and Residency Programs

We are organizing an anesthesia residency program. At present, clinical anesthesia rotations are offered to medical students, residents, and fellows.

Health and Prevention

The Anesthesiology Center seeks to educate the public about the maintenance of overall health and how doing so is consistent with the best possible outcomes when surgery may be needed.