Excel Anesthesia originated in 1996 as Mid-America Anesthesia Care, PA, or “MAC”. MAC began as a single practitioner anesthesia company. A growing need for practitioners in the under-served areas and smaller surgery centers bordering Kansas City soon became apparent and propagated the vision of promoting this practice.
With the addition of several eye surgery centers and continuing with the vision to expand, MAC began to provide anesthesia services to three hospitals in Leavenworth, Kansas. As the practice expanded and grew, the anesthesia providers were able to maintain the skills and hospital privileges that were imperative for the successful maintenance of the holistic anesthesia practice. Anesthesia services for all forms of surgery, with the exception of complicated neuro and heart, were provided.
In 1997, MAC changed its name to “Leavenworth Anesthesia, PA”, (LAPA). Throughout the years, LAPA grew the business to include many hospitals and surgery centers with emphasis on orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, plastics, basic neurosurgery and ophthalmology. Additionally, LAPA has staffed these facilities with as many as twenty- four independently contracted CRNAs. With the increasing growth of LAPA, it became clear that, in order to continue with the vision of expanding and promoting the practice of anesthesia, the company needed to evolve. Anesthesiologists and CRNAs with the same vision and commitment needed to have a vested interest in the future of the company.
In October of 2006, this vision became a reality when Excel Anesthesia, LLC was formed. Today, this company continues to grow and expand while providing quality anesthesia services by CRNAs to over twenty facilities. Regardless of which name the facilities, hospitals, physicians, and staff remember, they know and remember our name is synonymous with excellence in anesthesia – making our new name, “Excel Anesthesia”, the only possible choice.