East Carolina Anesthesia Associates
ECAA Anesthesia Specialists is one of North Carolina's largest private anesthesiology practices. The practice has a long history of providing quality medical care and service to the people of Greenville and Eastern North Carolina for over 35 years.
With the merger of Gaston Anesthesia in November 2015, ECAA Anesthesia Specialists now has offices and provides services in western North Carolina as well. Currently 39 anesthesiologists and over 70 CRNA/AA work for the practice in the two regions of North Carolina.
An anesthesiologist is a physician practicing anesthesiology - a medical subspecialty. The anesthesia care team, just like in all other areas of medicine, consists of a physician and an anesthetist working together. The anesthetist is either a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) or an Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA). A member of the anesthesia care team, either the anesthesiologist, anesthetist, or both will be with you continuously throughout your procedure. Your anesthesiologist is present with an anesthetist during the start of the anesthetic, monitors the progress of your case, and is always immediately available for your care during the course of surgery and during the recovery period. This team approach ensures that you will have multiple members of a team with advanced, overlapping, and complementary skills present and immediately available during your anesthetic care.