Subspecialties

Office-based Anesthesia

AABP has been active in office-based anesthesiology for over 20 years. Our highly experienced anesthesiologists are particularly focused on anesthesia safety and airway management issues. As such, our medical partners have come to trust our judgment and typically will depend upon us to help design and certify their offices for this type of operating environment. We provide anesthesia services for a network of office-based surgery practices throughout the area and continue to stretch our boundaries to partner with many of the area’s best physicians.  We cover a wide range of office-based procedures including gastroenterology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, dermatology, urology and pain management. Our experience in this area is well known and we are sought out to help many of the area’s surgeons with their office-based practices.  Our anesthesiologists are experts in this setting and  provide the safest and most efficient anesthetics for patients in all of these disciplines.

Chronic Pain Management

AABP has developed a rapidly expanding multi-disciplinary comprehensive pain management program comprised of full time board certified pain management specialists. Led by Dr. David Rosenblum, dual board certified in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology, our physicians offer excellent integrative pain care specializing in minimally invasive procedures. We service a diverse community with a wide array of complex pain syndromes in a very challenging urban environment. We utilize a multi-disciplinary team of anesthesiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, surgeons and physical therapists to treat, but not limited to, the following conditions:
  • Accident pain
  • Back, neck, abdominal, pelvic, hip, leg muscle and head pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome, Type I and II (RSD & causalgia)
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Facet pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Post laminectomy / failed back surgery syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vertebral compression fractures
AABP leadership has developed the finest practice facilities in both our new modern office setting as well as a new ASC located in Brooklyn, NY.  Referrals come from a wide range of areas throughout the metropolitan area.  We maximize our reimbursements through intense and complex negotiations while decreasing costs to increase profits. Partnering with AABP can benefit your practice by utilizing our contracts to maximize your bottom line in this ever-changing healthcare and regulatory environment. For more information, visit aabppain.com

Anesthesia for Gastroenterology

AABP works with many of the best gastroenterologists in the New York metropolitan area in the office-based, ASC and hospital settings. We provide our services to the 5 boroughs of NYC as well as Long Island and Westchester County. Screening for colon cancer is an extremely important part of preventative medicine. Providing safe anesthesia sedation makes it as pleasant as possible for patients to have this procedure. Our anesthesiologists are among the most experienced physicians who have cared for tens of thousands of patients in these settings. Not only do gastroenterologists depend upon us to provide the safest sedation for their patients, but our expertise in the office-based certification process is often requested by many physicians. We also consult on which patients can be done in the office setting and which patients should be done in the hospital. Many gastroenterologists have partnered with AABP for our experience and expertise in this area as our safety record is second to none.

Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia

AABP has many anesthesiologists who are extremely adept at regional anesthesia. Regional anesthesia is a type of anesthesia where the anesthesiologist can numb a part of your body upon which the surgeon needs to operate. This may consist of placement of an epidural catheter or spinal block to numb the lower half of your body, an axillary or interscalene block to numb your arm or shoulder or a femoral nerve block to numb part of your leg. For example, regional anesthesia is used often in obstetrics for cesarean section or labor pains, in orthopedics for hip, leg or arm fractures, in vascular procedures on an extremity, in urology for bladder or prostate surgery, and in ophthalmology for cataract surgery. Many people may prefer this type of anesthesia as it can avoid general anesthesia for those who may not like it, don’t want it or are really afraid of it. The type of anesthesia that is performed for the surgery in decided upon under consultation between the surgeon, the anesthesiologist and the patient. Regional analgesia or regional pain control can make many types of pain control after major surgery very tolerable. For example, an epidural catheter may be placed before the operation to give pain medicine after chest or abdominal surgery. This type of pain control works extremely well and can turn an unpleasant surgery in to a very tolerable experience. Speak with your surgeon or call us to find out if this type of pain control will be appropriate for your surgery.

Cardiothoracic Anesthesia

At AABP, we have a first rate team of board certified cardiothoracic anesthesiologists with a wealth of experience in an urban patient population with complex cardiac diseases. Under the direction of Dr. Steven Konstadt, who has written many academic papers on intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), our cardiac anesthesia team provides an invaluable service for the surgeons by assessing cardiac function after minimally invasive cardiac valve replacements and coronary artery bypass procedures before the patients even leave the operating room. Our anesthesiologists are intimately involved in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, planning and coordinating care for patients with our specialized cardiac surgical intensive care nurses.  In each phase of a patient’s care, our anesthesia team focuses their attention on the goal of maintaining normal physiologic function, while ensuring that patients are sound asleep and feel minimal pain. AABP’s cardiac anesthesiologists are a critical part of the medical and surgical care during heart surgery. They work as part of a well-coordinated team including the surgeons, perfusionists (specialists who run the heart lung machine), as well as specialized operating room and intensive care nurses to provide the highest quality of medical care during cardiac surgery.

Orthopedic Anesthesia

Our specially trained regional anesthesiologists provide superb regional anesthesia for pediatric and adult orthopedics, including adult reconstruction, spine, foot and ankle, hand and microsurgery, oncology, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, and spine, as well as, trauma and fracture management. Our anesthesiologists are adept at epidural and spinal anesthesia for lower body procedures as well as ultrasound guided nerve blocks for a variety of unilateral or upper body orthopedic procedures. AABP is proud to be intimately involved with first class surgeons in the care of the Brooklyn Nets. These surgeons along with a team of specialists treat everything from hand and wrist injuries, to spinal and back problems, to knee and hip replacements, sport medicine injuries and more. When you are treated by an AABP physician, you can be sure you will receive expert anesthesia care and postoperative pain control to make your entire experience a positive one.

Anesthesia for Obstetrics and Women’s Care

AABP anesthesiologists are very involved in caring for women in labor and delivery. While most patients’ pregnancies are straightforward and can be easily managed, some pregnant women may have complex medical issues that require special medical knowledge that our highly trained physicians possess. Some issues include preeclampsia, placenta previa, premature labor, prior back surgeries and emergency cesarean section. Many women receive labor epidural analgesia leading to a normal vaginal delivery while others may go to the operating room for cesarean section. Our anesthesiologists are in constant contact with the obstetricians to help decide what type of anesthetic and medical management is proper for each unique situation. In addition to offering the full complement of techniques for labor analgesia, our doctors provide consultation and critical care management services for high-risk obstetric patients.

Pediatric Anesthesia

Our dedicated team of board certified pediatric anesthesiologists provide outstanding anesthesia care for children of all ages for routine or complex medical issues. Our physicians work closely with the finest surgeons and pediatric nurses, pediatricians and neonatologists to give the absolute best and most advanced care for your child. Our dedicated team realizes and understands the physical and emotional issues facing children today when they need surgery and have broad experience in dealing with their needs and the needs of the parents. Whether the child requires anesthesia for emergency surgery, scheduled surgery, radiographic procedures, chemotherapy or any other type of procedure, our vast experience gives us great understanding in how to offer the highest quality care and outcomes with as little risk as possible. Because AABP appreciates and respects the cultural diversity of our population, we are able to treat children in ways in which they may be accustomed. Our child friendly environment allows children and parents to relax in a special environment created especially for them. Our doctors enjoy an outstanding reputation for the knowledgeable and compassionate care they deliver and are among the finest physicians you will find anywhere.

Anesthesia for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Whether you need anesthesia for reconstructive surgery or cosmetic procedures, our experienced team of anesthesiologists can provide extraordinary care. We care for complex in-hospital reconstructive and cosmetic procedures and well as those performed by the most sought after plastic surgeons in their private offices all the throughout the New York metropolitan area. For those who in need of breast reconstruction, our reconstructive surgeons work closely with our breast surgeons and anesthesiologists to provide the best coordinated care possible. We offer the latest techniques in pain control to ensure that your surgery is done with a minimal of post-operative discomfort. Our anesthesiologists have many years of experience providing private anesthesia care for in-office procedures including, but not limited to abdominal reconstructions, rhinoplasties, liposuction, breast augmentation, fat injections, facelifts and eyelid surgeries. Whatever your patient’s specific needs may be, we can help you achieve your anesthesia requirements while allowing them to go home and recuperate the same day. Most cosmetic care is elective and not covered by insurance, so we provide all of the costs up front so your patients can make informed decisions without any financial surprises. We want everyone to be happy with the level and quality of care; our doctors are available to answer any questions regarding surgery and anesthesia.

Neuroanesthesia

Neuroanesthesia is a specialty that requires extensive knowledge of anesthetic techniques that affect brain and spinal cord function. Brain monitoring, brain protection, anesthetic management for neurovascular procedures, anesthesia for spine surgery, mechanism of action of anesthetic agents are some of the topics of special interest and importance to neuroanesthesiologists. Our neuroanesthesiologists are extensively trained to monitor and care for patients with all types of advanced neurosurgical procedures. Anesthesia is provided in the general neurosurgical operating rooms and in the neurointerventional radiology suites. Our specially trained neuroanesthesiologists have advanced neurological monitoring available to help the neurosurgeons and neuroanesthesiologists provide a safer level of care. The types of procedures for which we provide anesthesia include but are not limited to brain surgery for tumors, blood vessel malformations, aneurysms, occluded arteries, trauma, and complex spinal procedures. Sometimes there are situations during brain surgery where the patient might have to remain awake during the procedure to follow commands or help guide the neurosurgeon to the exact location. The neuroanesthesiologist in this case would administer a different mixture of sedatives to keep the patient very comfortable although remaining awake. You can rest assured that our neuroanesthesiologists are among the best in medicine and will help you achieve the greatest possible outcome for your surgery or procedure.

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