department of anesthesia and Perioperative medicine

Gynecologic and Genitourinary

The Gynecologic (GYN) and Genitourinary (GU) Anesthesia Section exists to insure optimal care of all patients undergoing GYN and GU procedures at the Medical University of South Carolina.

The routine scheduling of a select group of anesthesiologists with a select group of surgeons and nurses all performing similar types of surgery will inevitably improve the perioperative experience for each patient.  Synergies of teamwork and esprit can be predictably produced when capable individuals and groups work together to achieve a common goal.

Each year the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine performs 2400 gynecological and genitourinary surgeries. 

While not always spectacular in nature, GYN/GU surgery is extremely important to maintain quality of life for many people.  Life threatening disorders are addressed in the treatment of cancers, infection and bleeding.  Maintaining a safe perioperative course is the prime objective for the anesthesiologists caring for these patients.

Each patient undergoing scheduled GYN/GU surgery at MUSC will be assigned an anesthesiologist experienced in performing anesthesia for the proposed operation.

GYN/GU Anesthesia faculty:

J. Scott Walton, MD
Section Leader
Associate Professor
(843) 792-2322

Michelle Rovner, MD
Assistant Professor
(843) 792-2322