Anesthesiologist - Colleyville, TX
Get to Know Eric Cancemi, MD
Dr. Cancemi has been in private practice since 1998, and practiced in the office-based setting for over 10 years, having conducted over 2000 in-office cases; in addition, Dr. Cancemi still practices in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. He completed his Anesthesiology & Pain Management Residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Parkland Health & Hospital System, followed by a one year Fellowship in Cardiac and Transplant Anesthesiology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
“The most important aspect for me an anesthesiologist in the office-based setting is patient safety. I will discuss with each patient his/her health history, medications, and lifestyle habits, answer all questions and address all concerns, and then determine if that person is an acceptable candidate for surgery in the office environment. Not all patients will be acceptable candidates for surgery in the office environment. It is my duty, as a physician and anesthesiologist, to use my medical knowledge and judgement to make this critical determination. During surgery, in addition to using the standard monitors used in the surgery centers and hospitals to monitor very closely the patient, I also monitor the patient’s brain wave activity to determine his/her depth of anesthesia, which allows me to use the proper amount and combinations of medications to keep the patient comfortably asleep, but also allows me to wake the patient more efficiently when the surgery is finished. This results in the patient feeling less sleepy and groggy after the surgery and allows the patient to return more quickly to his/her normal state. “