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Obstetrical Anesthesia

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The delivery of your child can be one of the most important and gratifying experiences in a woman's life. We are dedicated to making this experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

James Hoffman, M.D.
Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia at Women's Hospital

Welcome to the Obstetrical Anesthesia Section of St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services. The anesthesia department provides coverage to the Family Life Center and is in house 24 hours a day. The staff consists of board-certified anesthesiologists who are familiar with current methods, medications, and strategies used to improve patient satisfaction while providing safety for both mother and baby.

From routine labor and delivery to the most complex and high-risk obstetrical situations, our staff is available and capable.

How can you ease labor pain and ensure your safety before, during and after labor?

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