Anesthesiologist looking at machine


Our anesthesiologists help patients remain as pain-free as possible during their stay at our hospitals. 

We believe in putting our patients first, so we take pain management and patient comfort very seriously. Anesthesiology is the branch of medicine that specializes in administering drugs and other agents to cause patients to be insensitive to pain.

In other words, we help patients remain as pain-free as possible during their stay at the hospital. Anesthesiologists provide continuity of care for surgery patients from preoperative evaluation through postoperative care.

Northwestern Medicine Anesthesiology provides a full range of anesthesia services for both inpatient and outpatient procedures. In addition to intraoperative anesthesia (anesthesia given during surgery), we provide the following services:

  • Inpatient and outpatient assessments of health history and lab tests
  • Postoperative acute pain management
  • Outpatient chronic pain management services
  • Critical care medicine services
  • Obstetric analgesia

Our care

Our anesthesiologists provide in-house coverage 24 hours per day, seven days per week for both surgical and obstetric patients. We also deliver epidural labor analgesia and anesthesia services to 90 percent of patients at Prentice Women's Hospital.

Care Centers

Lavin Family Pavilion

Map to hospitalOffice Location
259 East Erie Street
Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312.695.0061
Fax: 312.695.5873

Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine Practice: 312.695.2500

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 am-4 pm
Saturday and Sunday: closed

The Anesthesiology/Pain Medicine Center is an outpatient department of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is required to meet the very highest standards of care, safety and quality.

Lake Forest Hospital

Office Location
1000 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Phone: 847.234.5600