ANESTHESIA DEPARTMENT Location: Osan Air Base, Bldg 777 (lower level) Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday (excluding holidays, training days and exercise weeks) Emergency coverage after hours, 24/7 Contact us: DSN 784-4190/9411 Off Base/Cell 031-661-4190/9411 - After duty hours: DSN 784-2500 Off Base/Cell 031-661-2500 ANESTHESIA DEPARTMENT Welcome to the 51st Medical Group Anesthesia Department. We are a team of two certified registered nurse anesthetists serving more than 12,000 beneficiaries throughout the Osan Air Base area. We primarily provide anesthesia for orthopedic and general surgery procedures, but we also support all areas of the hospital. We are on call 24/7 and respond to emergencies after hours. Our primary concern is safely providing anesthesia and emergency care to our community. Communication and cooperation between you and your anesthesia provider are essential to the anesthesia process and its safety. Before surgery, a preoperative interview with your nurse anesthetist provides valuable information that helps determine your care. It is equally important to communicate with your anesthesia provider after your surgery. The medications you have been given can remain in your body for 24 hours or more after they have been administered, and you won't be "back to your old self" until the anesthetic has been totally eliminated. Of course, you should never hesitate to ask you nurse anesthetist any questions you might have -- before or after your anesthesia is administered. Additional information is available for before anesthesia and after anesthesia.