The Department of Anesthesia provides anesthesia services to multiple clinical areas and services, including:

Clinical Areas & Services

  • 36 main operating rooms
  • 12 Ambulatory Surgery Center operating rooms
  • 8 University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital
  • Satellite procedural areas
  • Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Urology
  • Pediatric Specialty Clinic
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Digestive Disease Center
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Anesthesia Presurgery Evaluation Clinic
  • Chronic pain management
  • Hyperbaric Medicine Facility
  • Pediatric sedation services
  • Regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine
  • Surgical and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (SNICU)
  • Cardiovascular and Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
  • Postoperative anesthesia care unit (PACU)


  • Over 20,900 Main Operating Room cases annually
  • Over 8,600 Ambulatory Surgery cases annually
  • Over 5,500 Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit cases annually
  • Over 7,000 patients seen in Anesthesia Presurgery Evaluation Clinic annually
  • Over 80 faculty, over 65 CRNAs, fellows, residents, interns, and student registered nurse anesthetists provide clinical care