NWA Anesthesia Services

Professional Anesthesia Services

Northwest Anesthesia, P.A. (NWA) is the sole provider of anesthesia services at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, The Mother Baby Center of Abbott Northwestern and Minneapolis Children’s Hospital and the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Northwest Anesthesia, P.A. provides comprehensive anesthetic management for nearly every surgical indication and environment.

Some of our services:


Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical Anesthesia Management

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Northwest Anesthesia, P.A. provides professional anesthesia services for a wide range of adult patients, from the simplest outpatient procedure care to the most complex tertiary inpatient care. We offer outpatient services at Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s ambulatory surgery center and at several off-campus surgical centers in the Twin Cities area.  We provide inpatient anesthetic care at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, including care for patients undergoing:

  • Complex spine and MRI-guided neurosurgery
  • Robotic-assisted general, urologic and gynecologic surgery
  • Orthopaedic and general surgery

Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Services

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Northwest Anesthesia, P.A. provides state-of-the-art regional anesthetic techniques and a comprehensive acute pain service.  We offer regional anesthetic techniques for both maintenance anesthesia and post-operative pain control, including:

  • Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks, including single injection and continuous indwelling catheter techniques
  • Epidural and neuraxial regional blocks for maintenance anesthesia and post-operative pain control
  • 24/7 Physician in-house acute pain service coverage

Routine and High-Risk Obstetrical Anesthesia Care

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Northwest Anesthesia, P.A. provides 24-hour anesthetic care for The Mother Baby Center, Minnesota’s busiest high-risk obstetric hospital. We provide surgical anesthetic care and regional pain management techniques. Some of our services include:

  • Complex obstetric and gynecologic surgical anesthesia care
  • Regional Labor Anesthetics – Epidural, Combined Spinal-Epidural and Intrathecal opioid techniques
  • 24/7 Physician and CRNA in-house obstetric coverage

Complex Cardiac Anesthesia Care

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Northwest Anesthesia, P.A. offers specialized cardiac anesthesia services and a dedicated 24/7 complex cardiac anesthesia physician call team. Northwest Anesthesia, P.A. has one of the largest groups of fellowship-trained, TEE-certified cardiac anesthesiologists in the Midwest. We provide expertise in:

  • Routine and complex cardiac surgical care
  • Trans-Esophageal Echocardiographic intraoperative monitoring
  • Specialized cardiac anesthesia care for complex procedures including transplantation, TAVR, LVAD and ECMO
  • Specialized cardiac anesthesia care for Abbott Northwestern’s regional Ascending Aortic Aneurysm Program
  • 24/7 dedicated cardiac anesthesia physician call team