Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Schuyler Hospital recently welcomed the Anesthesiology team from the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Cayuga Medical Center - to provide anesthesia care during surgeries performed here at Schuyler Hospital. These highly trained anesthesiologists have a wide range of anesthetics and pain medications at their fingertips, in addition to state-of-the-art monitoring and anesthetic technology. With these tools and techniques, they provide general, total intravenous, and regional anesthesia for surgeries and other medical procedures to all age groups.
Dr. Donald Bluh
Dr. Mattison Burt III
Dr. Joseph Bylebyl
Dr. David Fellows
Dr. Christina Klufas
Dr. Stephen Meyer
Dr. Robert Mitchell
Dr. J. Russell Norton
Dr. Anthony Sanito
Dr. Jacob Smith
Dr. Thomas Toal
Before deciding on the most appropriate form of anesthesia or analgesia, our anesthesiologists will review your medical history and briefly examine you. Other factors include the type and length of the procedure, your primary physician or surgeon's preferences and your own preferences.
Anesthesia involves loss of feeling and may involve loss of consciousness.
Analgesia blocks the pain, but does not involve loss of consciousness
Sedation makes you relaxed and drowsy, but not unconscious. You may or may not fall asleep while sedated. Sedation can be mild, moderate or deep, depending on need. Patients who are deeply sedated do not remember and are not awake.
General Anesthesia: Temporarily makes you unconscious so that you cannot feel any pain. A combination of inhaled and IV agents, it can be used for all operations.
Regional Anesthesia: Blocks pain signals from the part of the body where the procedure is being performed. Can only be used for certain regions-the lower body or an arm, for instance.
For more information, contact Schuyler Hospital at (607) 535-8639, ext. 2228 or
Schuyler Hospital’s Pain Management Center provides outstanding inpatient and outpatient chronic pain management services as well as post-operative pain care. Our compassionate specialists use a variety of methods to free patients from physical discomfort, increase functioning, improve quality of life, and aid recovery from illness or surgery.
Through MRI imaging our specialists are able to get a close look at the physical and pathological causes of many different types of pain. After diagnosis, doctors find the right method to help you cope. Nerve blocks, epidurals, and intra-articular injections are often used to quickly alleviate severe and chronic pain.
In many cases, one visit to the Pain Management Center can result in permanent or long-term cessation of discomfort for conditions such as joint pain, neuralgia, lower back pain, cancer related pain, chest, neck or abdominal pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and a variety of other chronic pain conditions.
Pain symptoms we treat include:
• Joint pain, such as bursitis, tennis elbow, arthritis,
osteoarthritis, and tendonitis
• Post-herpetic neuralgia (shingles)
• Post operative pain
• Low back pain, such as sciatica
• Cancer related pain, including chronic chest or abdomen pain
• Chronic neck pain
• Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Pain therapies we use include:
• Nerve blocks
• Intra-articular injection
Click here to download Schuyler Hospital's Pain Management Center brochure.
For more information, contact Schuyler Hospital's Pain Management Department at (607) 535-8626 or