Anesthesiology: Operating at
the Highest Standard of Care
At Cayuga Medical
Center and Surgicare, only board-certified anesthesiologists administer
anesthesia. By way of contrast, many hospitals have systems whereby a single
anesthesiologist may supervise a number of nurse anesthetists in different
rooms who are administering patient anesthesia.
● To ensure maximum control and patient safety, we only recruit
anesthesiologists who are interested in performing their own anesthesia. We
have ten anesthesiologists on staff.
● One anesthesiologist takes care of each patient from beginning to
end, which increases safety and provides continuity for our patients.
● There are many choices regarding the specific anesthesia to be used.
This decision is made jointly by the patient and anesthesiologist with input
from the surgeon, so that the anesthesia choice is appropriate for that person
and the anesthetic plan addresses the patientâs concerns.
To learn more about our
anesthesiologists, just click on their names:
Donald Bluh, MD
Mattison Burt, MD
Joseph Bylebyl, MD
David G. Fellows, MD
Christina I. Klufas, MD
Stephen Meyer, DO
Robert Mitchell, MD
J. Russell Norton, MD
Anthony Sanito, MD
Jacob W. Smith, MD
Thomas M. Toal, MD