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The Department of Anesthesiology

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Anesthesiology provides complete preoperative evaluation to assess the patient prior to scheduled operative procedures and to facilitate the patient's entry into the system; provides facilities and anesthesiological patient care during and immediately following all surgical procedures; provides patient care when anesthesia is required for operative and non-operative procedures outside the operating rooms; provides postoperative pain management services on a management as well as a consultative basis; and provides a continuum of intensive care management in the postoperative period.

The department also provides patient care for the management of chronic pain in the ambulatory setting and on a consultative basis throughout the Medical Center (Pain Management).

Patient Care/Patient Information Prior to Surgery:

Patient Information/web: www.uclahealth.org/healthforms

PES (Pre-Operative Evaluation Suite)  (310) 794-9788       8:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • To schedule an appointment for preoperative evaluation for anesthesia
  • Any pre-anesthesia preparation and medical questions

PTU (Pre-Operative Treatment Unit)   (310) 825-9845        5:00 am - 11:00 pm

  • For questions about time of scheduled surgical procedures, where to go on the day of surgery and preoperative instructions please call (310) 267-8899 between 2:00pm and 4:00pm and a registered nurse will be available to speak with you.

Pain Management

  • General Pain Information  (310) 794-1841  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Dr. Ferrante/Machelle       (310) 319-2241  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Regarding Special Requests or Concerns

If you have special requests or concerns regarding your anesthesia, or would like to request a specific anesthesiology team, we need to know as far in advance as possible. Options for communicating these issues to our schedulers include:

  • Tell the personnel in your surgeon's office.
  • Tell the staff in the Preoperative Evaluation Clinic.
  • Contact the Department of Anesthesiology Information number (310) 267-8693, hours:  7:00 am - 3:00 pm)

For emergencies call the page operator to contact the on-call anesthesiologist.
Page Operator:   (310) 825-6301 / (310) 267-0529

Telephone Number

Anesthesia Billing (310) 267-8694 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, M-Th; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday
Malignant Hypothermia (310) 267-2743 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Medical Records
(patient information release)
(310) 825-6021 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Department of Anesthesiology Information (310) 267-8693 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Parking Information (310) 825-8518 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Chair Specialty
Mahajan, Aman MD, PhD Anesthesiology

Vice Chairs
Steadman, Randolph MD Anesthesiology
Van de Wiele, Barbara MD Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology Clinical Director
Sopher, Michael MD Anesthesiology