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For Surgeons

What Can Chiron Anesthesia Provide For Me As a Surgeon?

Chiron Anesthesia strives to provide in-office anesthesia care that fulfills your needs to provide dedicated procedural care for your patients. The focus of in-office anesthesia services by Chiron is safe, efficient patient care, allowing you to do what you do best for all your patients requiring in-office procedures.

What Are Your Qualifications?

As a board-certified Texas-licensed CRNA, Steven holds his BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications for safe patient care of all age groups. He has a wide range of anesthesia experience in many specialties. He's had the opportunity to work with many surgeons in the North Houston area, allowing him to get to know numerous practices and understand their procedural needs. 

What Do I, As a Surgeon, Need to Provide for Anesthesia?

Because the office environment is, by nature, limited to only outpatient procedures and is tailored to your specific specialty service, your needs will be unique to you. The most important thing is ensuring safety. Any office environment that will include anesthesia must follow practices proven to be safe. Refer to the following resources for standards that are expected and are followed by Chiron Anesthesia:

Do CRNA's require a physician anesthesiologist in order to practice?

No. Based on current Texas law, there are no requirements to have a physician anesthesiologist in order for a CRNA to provide anesthesia services. CRNAs provide anesthesia based upon delegation of anesthesia responsibility by a licensed physician in the State of Texas. That physician can be an anesthesiologist, but in the absence of a physician anesthesiologist, may be the operating physician.

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Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists

As the operating physician, what liability do I carry for anesthesia services performed by a CRNA?

The liability incurred by the operating physician is limited only to the extent the operating physician dictates or orders specific elements of the anesthesia. If anesthesia is delegated by way of ordering "anesthesia per CRNA," the operating physician is not liable for performance and outcomes of anesthesia. However, that changes if the operating physician takes an active role in the anesthetic by way of order or action, and liability is assumed by the operating physician. Also, if the delegating physician had reason to believe the CRNA lacked competency, liability would be assumed by the delegating physician.

Read more about this topic here:

Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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