Regional Anesthesia

Regional Anesthesia

Vancouver Acute has a very active Orthopedics Arthroscopic, Reconstruction, and Joint Preservation Division, mainly specializing in upper extremity ambulatory arthroscopic shoulder surgery, and shoulder arthroplasty. Notable members of our division include, Dr. Himat Vaghadia an active researcher into both neuraxial anesthesia & ultrasound sonoanatomy, along with Dr. Andrew Sawka the current chair of the CAS section on Regional Anesthesia. The Regional division performs virtually all peripheral nerve blocks using ultrasound and has four ultrasound machines dedicated for peripheral nerve blocks, along with exceptional assistance from our Anesthesia Technologists.

We do not offer a dedicated Regional Anesthesia Fellowship, however we have in the past offered combination Fellowships with Regional Anesthesia and one of Ambulatory Anesthesia, or with Trauma.