Obstetric & Gynecological Anesthesiology

We work in collaboration with Yale Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences to provide anesthesia for patients who are in our care for labor and delivery. We also offer consultative services and management for high-risk obstetric patients. 

Our team provides different types of regional anesthesia for vaginal and cesarean deliveries, tubal ligations, fetal surgeries and EXIT procedures (for babies who have airway compression). We also have expertise in regional blockade for postoperative pain relief and the use of ultrasound for regional analgesia and epidural placements. 

In collaboration with our colleagues in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, we provide anesthesia consultation for patients with such complex medical issues as congenital and acquired heart diseases, neurological conditions and clotting disorders. We are a tertiary care center with facilities to care for patients with significant risk of peripartum hemorrhage, such as those with placenta accreta that occurs when blood vessels and other parts of the placenta grow too deeply into the uterine wall.