Ambulatory Anesthesia

The Division of Ambulatory Anesthesia proudly provides comprehensive and compassionate care to an increasing number of patients in a variety of procedure centers. We effectively care for a wide spectrum of patients by adopting innovative procedures and the latest evidence-based anesthesia modalities.


At Madison Surgery Center and Transformations Surgery Center, for example, we employ a host of general, regional and monitored anesthesia care (MAC) techniques for general, ophthalmology, orthopedic, otolaryngology, plastics, pediatric, urology and vascular surgeries performed at these locations. We provide sedation services at Generations Fertility Center and the Digestive Health Center. We also provide coverage for University Hospital’s Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC), where patients with more serious comorbidities are cared for on an outpatient basis.


Complementing our steadfast clinical mission, our division also offers a variety of educational opportunities. Beginning in their first year, residents are required to complete a four-week rotation in OSC. There they are introduced to the challenges and nuances of ambulatory anesthesia. We also offer a senior ambulatory anesthesia elective for third-year residents who wish to operate in a more independent fashion. Finally, our division houses a unique fellowship in ambulatory anesthesia and administrative medicine that offers insight into the business, financial and administrative aspects of an anesthesiology practice. 


Dr. Jill Patzner serves as medical director at the highly regarded UW Health Madison Surgery Center, which offers a range of services from chronic pain procedures to advanced outpatient surgeries. As a valued leader in the ambulatory division, Dr. Patzner devotes her clinical and administrative efforts to maximizing quality and safety to ensure the ultimate patient experience. 

Division Chief

Jeffrey Lee, MD

UWHealth Associate Director, Outpatient Surgery, and Associate Professor
608 265-4992