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Important Alerts
Office and Urgent Care Closures

Cardiology-Jersey City is temporarily closed, while Cardiology-Newark is closed permanently.

The Croton-on-Hudson lab and the Patterson lab are temporarily closed until further notice.

Updates

Memorial Day holiday hours – only select Optum Urgent Care locations and specialty locations will be open.

To make an appointment with former CareMount Women’s Health, please call the office directly. Online scheduling has been temporarily suspended.

Optum Medical Care, P.C. (formerly CareMount) has upgraded our billing system to ensure that you have a simple, clear and convenient payment experience. Download our Frequently Asked Questions document for more information.

Effective Tuesday, February 20, 2024, changes have been made to the New York flu clinic hours and locations. Please check the webpage for the most up-to-date information.  

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COVID-19 Information and Updates

The new COVID-19 vaccine is available at our clinics.

Please note available supply below:

– Supply is limited as we receive weekly deliveries.
– Moderna is available for children and adults (ages 6 months and up)

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 When is anesthesia needed?

Common surgeries and procedures which require anesthesia include:

Our experienced Optum anesthesiologists receive extensive training on all areas of anesthesiology to better understand your needs. They’ll consider every important factor—from age, weight, medical history, length and type of surgery—to  pinpoint the best amount and type of medication for you.

Anesthesiologists provide comfort and safety during surgery and make informed medical judgments regarding critical life function.  They also immediately diagnose and treat medical problems that may arise during surgery or recovery.

After your procedure, you will be taken to the recovery area where you will be monitored until it is safe to transfer to your hospital room or send you home.

Treatment options

Learn about the different types of anesthesia offered by Optum:

General anesthesia

General anesthesia is administered with a combination of inhaled and intravenous (though an IV) medications. The medications will be personalized based on your age, weight, medical conditions and the type of surgery.

Regional anesthesia

This group of anesthetics allows you to remain conscious during the procedure and isolates a particular area where pain needs to be managed. There are two types of regional anesthetics:

  • Peripheral nerve blocks: Peripheral nerve blocks use an injection of anesthetic medications near a cluster of nerves. Peripheral nerve blocks only numb the area of your body that requires surgery, and last up to 24 hours.
  • Neuraxial anesthesia (spinals and epidurals): Neuraxial anesthesia numbs you from your abdomen to your toes. An epidural is injected into the fatty tissue surrounding the nerve roots in the spine while a spinal is injected into the cerebrospinal fluid, which surrounds the spinal cord.

Monitored anesthesia care

Monitored anesthesia care (MAC) is a technique, which involves semi-conscious pain management through pain relievers and sedatives. The depth of sedation required varies depending on the invasiveness of the procedure, as well as your preference and medical issues.

Pediatric anesthesia

Medical procedures on a child can create anxiety for both the child and parent(s). Our pediatric anesthesiology team is specially trained to make your child’s experience completely safe and comfortable with a quick recovery.

We use the most advanced techniques, equipment and methods to tailor the anesthesia for each child based on medical conditions, developmental level and the type of procedure needed.

Medical care and help

At Optum, our anesthesiology team is experienced in providing the highest level of safety and comfort for a wide range of procedures and acute pain management.

To find an anesthesiologist near you, visit our Providers page.

Contact us if you have any questions about anesthesiology or finding the right specialist.