The Capitol Anesthesiology Association is an Austin-based group of physicians, nurses and technicians who are dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality surgical pain management available. CAA is recognized by national organizations, including the Anesthesia Quality Institute for consistently providing top-tier service. And all CAA members are certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Going under the knife can be a nerve wracking experience. With a CAA member physician, you can rest assured that you will not experience unnecessary pain or anxiety before, during or after your surgery. With over 80 physicians and 130 CRNA’s, Capitol Anesthesiology Associates can provide the right team of specialists for whatever medical challenge the day brings.
CAA member physicians practice at all Level One Trauma Centers across Austin as well as most acute care hospitals and many outpatient medical centers. CAA members also represent most specialties including obstetrics, pediatrics and cardio-thoracic disciplines.
What is anesthesiology?
The word anesthesia is a Greek portmanteau which means “no feeling”. Some people mistakenly believe the term denotes the drugs used. In fact, anesthesia is simply the state of not being able to perceive feeling. General anesthesia, or total unconsciousness, is desirable for major surgeries such as open heart surgery. Local anesthesia, such as that used for tooth extraction, is commonly used for more minor procedures. But the end goal is always the same – to minimize the acute pain and distress caused by medical procedures.
Anesthesia, even for minor procedures, should always be administered by a licensed physician. For more information please consult CAA at capanes.com.