About Us

Alpine Anesthesia LLC was founded in March 2010. We are a single specialty group providing anesthesia exclusively for Creekside Surgery Center. We specialize in ambulatory anesthesia for orthopedics, ENT, podiatry and spine surgery. We offer the full array of anesthesia services, including general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and sedation. Our goal for every anesthetic is to provide you with the same care that we would want for our loved ones. We strive to minimize pain, eliminate post operative nausea and vomiting, and provide a relaxing, calm surgical experience.

A member of our team is available at your request for preoperative consultation prior to the day of surgery to answer any questions you may have. You will speak to a member of our team prior to going back to the operating room for your procedure. It is important to tell them any medical conditions you may have, medications you are taking, or any problems you may have had with previous anesthetics.

Types of Anesthesia

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia affects the entire body. You will be safely placed in a deep level of unconsciousness by your anesthesia provider and remain so throughout your procedure. The initial induction of anesthesia is through IV medications. An airway device is usually placed to help maintain your breathing. All of your vital signs will be closely monitored. Your provider will remain with you throughout your surgery. We will wake you up comfortably and you will be taken to the recovery room.

Spinal/Epidural Anesthesia

Spinal/Epidural anesthesia affects only one portion of the body. After sedation is given, your provider will numb your skin and place an injection in the lower part of your back. You will go numb from the waste down. During the procedure, sedation will be given to place you in a twilight sleep. You can remain more awake if that is your request.

Regional Anesthesia

Being an orthopedic surgery center, we are experts in regional anesthesia. Regional anesthesia is the precise placement of local anesthesia around nerves that serve your arm or leg. With these injections, we can make all or part of your extremity numb, without affecting the rest of your body. You can have extremity surgery strictly under peripheral nerve blocks. During your procedure, sedation will be given to place you in a twilight sleep. You may be more awake if you desire.

Day of Surgery

Day of Surgery

Prior to your procedure an anesthesia provider will take a medical history and discuss anesthesia options with you. If a nerve block is planned, it will be done prior to your procedure under sedation. You will then be taken to the operating room. Monitors will be placed and you will be given oxygen. Either sedation or general anesthesia will be induced at this time through your IV.After the procedure is finished you will be taken to the recovery room. Recovery is approximately one hour.

Pain Control After Surgery

IV Medications - Upon awakening, you will be taken to the recovery room where our PACU nurses will assess your pain and provide you with enough pain medications to ensure your comfort. They will continue to provide medication for you until you are discharged.
Nerve Blocks - For extremity surgeries, we can place a nerve block that will drastically reduce your pain after surgery. These blocks are performed under ultrasound guidance. They provide pain relief from 12-24 hours after surgery.
Continuous Nerve Catheters - For procedures expected to have increased post operative pain, a continuous peripheral nerve catheter may be placed. This is placed similarly to the nerve blocks listed above. You will go home with a pain pump that will deliver medication continuously through the catheter for 48-72 hours providing you with significant pain relief.

Our Staff

Anesthesia Providers

Lance Breeding, CRNA

Lance Breeding, CRNA is a certified nurse anesthetist graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina CRNA program in 2005. He has spent the last 6 years working in ambulatory anesthesia and also joined Alpine at its beginning.

Jason Sweeney, MD

Jason Sweeney, MD is a board certified anesthesiologist. He attended the The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and finished an anesthesiology residency in the Air Force at SAUSHEC in 2006. Dr. Sweeney formed Alpine Anesthesia LLC to provide anesthesia exclusively at Creekside Surgery Center. He is currently the Medical Director for the facility as well.

Tim Shaw, CRNA

Tim Shaw, CRNA is a certified nurse anesthetist graduating from the Army CRNA program in 2005. He spent 12 years in the Air Force and joined Alpine at its inception.

Financial Information

You will be getting a separate bill from Alpine Anesthesia LLC. Alpine Anesthesia LLC will automatically process your anesthesia claim with your insurance provider. Remaining balances are the insured’s responsibility. These will include: the amount remaining to meet your deductible and the balance not covered by insurance, unless otherwise arranged. The insured is required to make arrangements for this amount at, or before registration.

If you do not have insurance, or know that your procedure will not be covered, you must make arrangements for payment before your day of surgery.

Our billing is handled by ABC, a professional organization that prides itself on excellent customer service. To send a payment, please use the address below:

    Alpine Anesthesia LLC
    P.O. Box 4008
    Portland, OR 97208-4008

Contact Information

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3831 Piper St. S-110 Anchorage, AK 99508


+1 907-575-3992



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