Ambulatory Anesthesia


University of Virginia Anesthesia Residents Practice in the General Surgery Simulation Lab.

Residents Practice in the General Surgery Simulation Lab

Resident training in ambulatory anesthesia is conducted at the UVA Outpatient Surgery Center (OPSC) located in the Battle Building. This building is adjacent to the main UVA hospital campus and can be accessed through a covered walkway. The OPSC is a busy, multispecialty, freestanding ambulatory surgery center. The patients treated at Outpatient Surgery Center (OPSC) are cared for by a broad range of surgical specialties: Orthopedics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Gynecology, Plastic Surgery, Urology, and Pediatrics.

During your training, you are assigned OPSC rotations in one-week blocks and average the following periods in each of the three Clinical years: 5 weeks in the CA1 year; 6 weeks in the CA2 year; and 5 weeks in the CA3 year. You will learn how to manage patients in a fast-paced environment, paying particular attention to the issues specific to outpatient surgery, including discharge criteria and appropriate patient selection.

UVA Outpatient Surgery Center

University of Virginia Anesthesiologists check the monitors in the operating room.

UVA Anesthesiologists check the monitors in the OR.

Rotations in ambulatory anesthesia are based in the UVa Outpatient Surgery Center. This multispecialty ambulatory surgical facility is available for use by any surgical specialty and operates under the medical direction of  Dr. Ashley Shilling, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Orthopaedic Surgery.

The Outpatient Surgery Center has twelve operating rooms and a two-phase post anesthesia care unit. Housed in the new Battle Building along with the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Clinics, the Center is linked to University Hospital via a  pedestrian corridor. Approximately half our patients represent general medical-surgical practice from the local area and half are from a referral area that includes central and western Virginia and extends into West Virginia.

Ambulatory Rotation Faculty