Welcome to Anesthesiology

Jacob M. Joffe, MD, Department Chair
Alexander A. Hannenberg, MD, Associate Chair

Department of Anesthesiology
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462
Phone: 617-243-6298
Fax: 617-243-6184

About Us

The Department of Anesthesiology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides a full range of anesthetic and pain management services to patients in the operating rooms, Preoperative Evaluation Center, obstetrical suite and other areas of the hospital.

Twenty-eight anesthesiologists and 14 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are involved in delivering care. Anesthesiologists with sub-specialty training and certification also provide care in the Intensive Care Unit and the Pain Management Center. An attending anesthesiologist is on site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, the department’s staff administers general anesthesia, regional anesthesia and intravenous sedation in the hospital’s modern and comfortable Surgical Center. The staff serves more than 13,000 patients of all ages each year, and provides many of the hospital’s obstetrical patients with analgesia, using the most current epidural and spinal techniques for labor and delivery.

Newton-Wellesley anesthesiologists hold faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and teach medical students at the hospital; however, no interns or residents provide anesthesia care at Newton-Wellesley.

Patient Resources

Lifeline to Modern Medicine: Brought to you by the ASA, the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Information for patients and their families to learn the facts about surgery, anesthesia and the critical role anesthesiologists play in their health.  

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