about us

Valley Anesthesiology Consultants is a group of anesthesia care providers in Las Vegas. We provide professional services at 27 facilities in the Las Vegas Valley.
Our members are very highly trained in all areas of anesthesia practice and many have special interests and further concentration in anesthesia subspecialties. It is our goal to deliver the safest possible anesthetic for your surgical or diagnostic procedure, and to make your experience as pleasant as possible.

anesthesia

As anesthesiologists we are concerned with your care before, during and after your surgery or procedure. Our specialty is now one of the most advanced in medicine as our training has become more rigorous, our monitors more advanced and administered medications associated with fewer side effects. Nevertheless, there are risks involved with undergoing anesthesia, albeit extremely small.

G

General Anesthesia

The entire body is made unresponsive by the use of intravenous medications, inhaled gases or usually, a combination of both.

R

Regional Anesthesia

Only a part of the body is made unresponsive to painful stimuli. Commonly used techniques are spinal or epidural anesthetic techniques which usually anesthetize the lower part of the body. Other types of regional anesthesia, through the use of selective nerve blocks  can anesthetize a specific body part, for example, the shoulder or the knee.  Nerve blocks are also very important in helping to control pain after surgery.

S

Sedation

Using intravenous medications the patient is relaxed and sometimes falls asleep but can be awakened as necessary.  This may be used in combination with local anesthesia which makes the area being operated on numb.

our team

The group comprises physicians and CRNAs who are either Board certified or Board eligible. Some members have completed further training in Pain Management, Critical Care Medicine and Obstetric Anesthesia while most have special interests in other areas like Addiction Medicine, Pediatric, Thoracic, Orthopedic and Regional Anesthesia.


Rehan Amir, MD
Undergraduate
Aitchison College Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School
Allama Lqbal Medical College Lahore, Pakistan
Residency
Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH

Timothy Beckett, MD
Undergraduate
University of Texas, Austin TX
Medical School
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio TX
Residency
University of Michigan Medical Center

Heidi Beron, CRNA
Undergraduate
Nevada State College Henderson, NV
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Duncan Browne, MD
Undergraduate
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
Medical School
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX
Residency
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Garland Cowan, MD
Undergraduate
University of California, Los Angeles CA
Medical School
University of California, Los Angeles CA
Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Jason Feldman, DO
Undergraduate
Arizona State University, AZ
Medical School
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency
Northwell Health (North Shore and Long Island Jewish Medical Centers) Zucker School of Medicine

Cristen Foley, CRNA
Undergraduate
University of MIssouri, Columbia, MO
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Paul Fox, MD
Undergraduate

Medical School

Residency


Gian Fule, CRNA
Undergraduate
Nevada State College Henderson, NV
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
New Britain School of Nurse Anesthesia, New Britain, CT

Patrick Healey, MD
Undergraduate

Medical School

Residency


Anderson Hu, DO
Undergraduate
University of Arizona, AZ
Medical School
Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Tyler Hunt, CRNA
Undergraduate

Medical School

MS Anesthesia

Jeff Jedynak, CRNA
Undergraduate
Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
University of Texas Health Science Center, Huston, TX

Matt Jordan, M.D.
Undergraduate
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Medical School
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Residency
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Divinagracia (Dee) Juco, CRNA
Undergraduate

Medical School

MS Anesthesia

Chaz Lasseigne, CRNA
Undergraduate
University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX

Brandi Lewis-Polite, MD
Undergraduate
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Medical School
Meharry Medical College, Nashville TN
Residency
Augusta University Health, Augusta GA

Carl Lobato, MD
Undergraduate
University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Medical School
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Residency
San Antonio Uniformed Health Education Consortium, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Andrew Malek, DO
Undergraduate
California State University, Northridge, CA
Medical School
Touro University Nevada, Henderson, NV
Residency
SUNY Downstate Brooklyn, NY

Dominic Martinez, MD
Undergraduate
University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV
Medical School
University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno NV
Residency
University of AZ Anesthesiology Program, Tucson AZ

Akimi McKnight, CRNA
Undergraduate
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Rosendo Mortero, MD
Undergraduate
University Santo Tomas, The Philippines
Medical School
University Santo Tomas, The Philippines
Residency
University Santo Tomas, The Philippines

Anastacia Munro, MD
Undergraduate
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Medical School
University of Utah SChool of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Residency
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Ammon Parker, CRNA
Undergraduate

Medical School

MS Anesthesia

Ashleah Pope, CRNA
Undergraduate
Undergraduate University of Utah, UT
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
Graduate School University of Southern California, CA

Nick Starley, CRNA
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Nursing at the University of Utah
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
CRNA Master Degree at Texas Wesleyan University

Jeffrey Tordilla, MD
Undergraduate
West Virginia University
Medical School
Ross University School of Medicine
Residency
State University of New York, Downstate

Jade Turner, MD
Undergraduate
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN
Medical School
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Residency
SUNY at Buffalo, NY

Carl Virgil, MD
Undergraduate
University of Miami, FL
Medical School
University of Nevada, Reno NV
Residency
University Medical Center Las Vegas Surgery/Sinai Hospital Detroit

Gilbert Watson, CRNA
Undergraduate
Friends University, Wichita, KS
Medical School

MS Anesthesia
Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS

Tom Welch, CRNA
Undergraduate

Medical School

MS Anesthesia

patient information

As anesthesiologists we hope to make your surgical experience as easy as possible because we know it can be stressful for you and your loved ones. The following informatjon on what to expect during anesthesia should help you to make the process smoother.

Outpatient Pre-operative Information

Most elective surgeries are done on an outpatient basis. This means that you will be admitted to the facility at which the surgery or procedure will be performed at a specific time before the procedure, then leave after you have fully recovered. Typically your surgeon’s office or the surgical facility will advise you of your admission time.
Another critical piece of information of which you will be advised is when to begin fasting (NPO guidelines).

Pediatric Patients

0-6 Months
  • Clear fluids such as pedialyte, glucose water or clear pulpless juice should be encouraged up to 3 hours prior to the scheduled procedure.
  • Breast milk and formula may be had up until 4 hours prior to the scheduled procedure.
6-36 Months
  • Clear Jell-O may be added until 3 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Breast milk may be had until 4 hours prior but no formula for 6 hours prior to the scheduled procedure.
  • No solid food or juices with pulp after midnight prior to the procedure.
3-12 Years
  • Clear liquids are allowed up until 3 hours before the procedure.
  • No solid food, even milk, after midnight prior to the procedure.

If your child has delayed gastric emptying please follow the instructions of your doctors office or contact Valley Anesthesiology Consultants.


Adult Patients

No solid food should be taken after midnight prior to your surgery. Clear liquids may be taken up to 4 hours prior. These include water, apple juice, clear Jell-O, tea and coffee without milk. Patients who have a higher risk of pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents are only allowed medications with a small sip of water. These patients include but are not limited to patients with:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Motility Dysfunction

In addition to preparing for your surgery by attending to NPO guidelines, it is sometimes necessary to complete blood tests or studies. This will depend on your medical condition, the medications you take and the particular procedure you are having. Your surgeon's office will arrange for the tests, but please ensure that the results are forwarded for review, to the facility at which you will have your procedure. As a last resort, you may bring a copy of these test results with you.

Inpatient Pre-operative Information

Inpatients are those who arrive at the hospital at a time assigned to them but remain at the facility after the procedure is completed In some cases inpatient surgery is performed during a hospital stay. The nurse taking care of these patients will be given strict orders which address NPO times.
For healthy people undergoing elective surgery, routine preoperative panels of tests are no longer recommended. Testing is now aimed at specific disease processes. Your surgeons office may request that you undergo certain tests which may include the following:

  • Complete blood count
  • Serum Electrolytes
  • ECG
  • Chest X-ray

Depending on these results further work-up may be indicated. If there is a significant history of cardiac disease for example then more rigorous testing may be required. The surgical procedure to be performed may also dictate that certain tests are needed. It is critical that if you have undergone any tests that the results are either sent to your surgeon’s office, forwarded to the facility at which you will undergo your procedure or brought with you at the time of surgery.

Intra Operative Information

During this time, your vital signs are very closely monitored because medications which cause changes from your baseline physiology are given. You should feel assured that you are your anesthesiologist's sole focus during this process which is tailored and adjusted to your individual needs in terms of amounts and specific medications given.
At the end of the process you will be taken to the post-anesthesia care unit where once again you are closely monitored by the nursing staff until your physiological functions return to baseline.

Postoperative Information

Serious complications are extremely rare during an anesthetic. Expect to feel drowsy immediately afterwards. If your level of pain post-operatively requires that you take opioid medications such as demerol or morphine, then the drowsiness may persist. Nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects. There are several effective medications available to treat these symptoms. A sore throat can also occur but usually is self-limiting over the course of a few hours to one or two days. If you have experienced any side-effects previously, please remember to mention this.


Patient Feedback

In addition to gathering your comments from returned post cards, the nursing care team contacts each patient after outpatient surgery because your satisfaction is critical to us. Your feedback is compiled and the results are used for quality assurance and quality improvement as well as for peer review.



Affiliations

Locations we serve

Boulder City Hospital
901 Adams Blvd
Boulder City, NV 89005
 702-293-4111
Centennial Hills Hospital
6900 N Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89149
 702-835-9700
Coronado Surgery Center
2779 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
 702-589-9250
Desert Springs Hospital
2075 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
 702-733-8800
Dignity Health - San Martin Hospital
8280 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89113
 702-492-8000
Dignity Health - Siena
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Las Vegas, NV 89000
 702-000-0000
Flamingo Surgery Center
2565 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89121
 702-697-7900
Henderson Hospital
1180 E Lake Mead
Henderson, NV 89015
 702-864-5706
Henderson Surgery Center
1110 Widwam Pkwy # 105
Henderson, NV 89074
 702-564-1344
Las Vegas Surgery Center
870 S Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89106
 702-870-2090
Medical District Surgery Center
2020 Goldring Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89106
 702-868-2796
Mountain View Hospital
3100 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
 702-962-5000
North Vista Hospital
1409 E Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
 702-649-7711
Parkway Surgical Center
100 N Green Valley Pkwy #125
Las Vegas, NV 89074
 702-616-4954
Sahara Surgery Center
2401 Paseo Del Prado
Las Vegas, NV 89102
 702-362-7874
Seven Hills Surgery Center
876 Seven Hills Dr
Henderson, NV 89052
 702-914-2028
Shadow Mountain Surgery Center
6525 N Decatur Blvd # 150
Las Vegas, NV 89131
 702-577-1941
Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
 702-916-5000
Southern Hills Hospital
9300 W Sunset Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
 702-880-2100
Specialty Surgical Center
7250 Cathedral Rock Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89128
 702-933-3999
Spring Valley Hospital
5380 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
 702-853-3000
Stone Creek Surgery Center
5915 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89118
 702-227-7959
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
657 N Town Center Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89144
 702-233-7000
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
 702-731-8000
Tenaya Surgical Center
2800 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV 89128
 702-838-7755
Univeristy Medical Center
1800 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102
 702-383-2000
Valley Hospital Medical Center
620 Shadow Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89106
 702-388-4000



contact us

contact and billing information

  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Address: 10120 S. Eastern Ave. 100 - Henderson, NV 89052
  • Phone: (702) 487-6880
  • Fax: (702) 473-5455

  • Billing Address: P.O. BOX 400310 - Las Vegas, NV 89140
  • Billing Phone (Medi-Corp): 877-684-9114

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