Who We Are
Guardian Anesthesia Services (GAS), PLLC is a private practice anesthesia group focused on patient satisfaction and excellent clinical care. GAS clinical providers include board certified anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists who work as a team to maximize safe and patient specific service no matter the complexity of the case or patient. GAS continues to expand its service locations and includes Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Bay Area Surgery Center, Pearland Medical Center, and Grammercy Outpatient Surgery Center thereby offering a team approach to anesthesia services for more than 35,000 procedures a year in the Houston Area.
In addition to our skilled team of board certified anesthesiologists, our team includes cardiac and pediatric fellowship trained anesthesiologists to care for our most complex pediatric and cardiac patients. Our nurse anesthetists and physicians are skilled in preoperative evaluation, obstetrical anesthesia, and trauma. Our team develops and executes sophisticated and patient specific anesthetic plans for orthopedic, neurosurgical, plastic, urologic, bariatric, and gynecologic procedures and is excellent in skills required for regional and neuraxial anesthetic techniques. We pride ourselves in patient centered service including pain control in the operating room and post-operative care unit.
When you chose an anesthesia provider, search out providers who are well trained and ready to provide team approach care personalized to your medical problems, age and planned procedure. GAS is prepared to provide you with excellent and innovative service.
It is the mission of Guardian Anesthesia Services to provide safe, state of the art, patient specific and efficient anesthesia care and pain management to each patient.
Guardian Anesthesia Services utilizes the Care Team Model to provide the highest level of anesthesia care. The Care Team Model is recognized by the American Society of Anesthesiologist and American Association of Nurse Anesthetist as a collaborative and effective model of providing safe anesthesia. GAS capitalizes on the strengths of each team member’s skill set to facilitate communication, obtain excellent clinical outcomes and enhance patient and surgeon satisfaction.
Dr. Patrick Koons
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center Chief of Anesthesia
“As managing partner, I think the greatest strength of Guardian Anesthesia is our team approach. As a team of physician anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists, we work together, respect each other and collaborate to care for patients and therefore, have excellent outcomes.”
Dr. Koons is a 1999 anesthesia residency class graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In 2000, he completed a fellowship in critical care medicine. Dr. Koons has worked at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center since 2006 and in 2012 founded Guardian Anesthesia Services. Dr. Koons now serves as the Chief of Anesthesia at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Johan Trautmann
Bay Area Surgicare Center Medical Director
“At our surgery centers, efficiency is key. We specialize in fast turnovers, expedient; patient centered; and comfortable procedures, and maintaining patients advancing through the recovery phase. Our team works tirelessly and creatively to accommodate patients who desire personalized anesthesia for same day surgery cases.”
Dr. Trautmann graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch residency program in anesthesiology in 1994. He joined the medical staff at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in 2006, and was crucial to the foundation of Guardian Anesthesia. He is now the Medical Director of Bay Area Surgicare Center, which functions as an outpatient surgical center arm of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, and also Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center.
Dr. Queenie Wilkins
Pearland Medical Center Medical Director
Dr. Wilkins graduated medical school in 2010 from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. She did her residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and completed her training with a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Texas Children's Hospital.
Dr. Wilkins joined Guardian Anesthesia Services as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. She was promoted to Medical Director of Pearland Medical Center in 2016.
Dr. Anjali Panjwani
Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center Medical Director
“Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center is a premier day surgery center in the heart of the Medical Center/West University area of Houston. Guardian Anesthesia is proud to work with some of the top ophthalmologists, retinal surgeons and oculoplastic surgeons in the city of Houston. We pride ourselves on our work ethic and our efficiency in the outpatient setting ensuring patients have a smooth experience from the start of the preoperative process to when they leave our recovery room. Our goal is to provide safe and compassionate care for every patient that we encounter.”
Dr. Panjwani graduated from Anesthesiology residency in 2008 from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She joined Guardian in 2015 as the Medical Director of Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center.
This facility comprises 6 OR’s. It is a fast pace, high turnover center that is located next to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. The primary case load at BASC consists of ophthalmologic, gynecologic, ENT, orthopedic, and general surgery procedures. At BASC Guardian Anesthesia provides preoperative evaluation, anesthetic plan development, regional nerve block, and intra and post-operative care in the same day surgery patient.
This freestanding hospital is the first in Pearland, Texas to provide inpatient, outpatient and minimally invasive surgeries every day across a wide range of specialties. Boasting the latest technology, PMC performs obstetrical, general surgery, gynecologic, orthopedic, ENT, and urological procedures. Pearland Medical Center is convenient to downtown Houston and the amenities of a large city.
Located within the medical center complex, Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Center is a high volume center focused on patient satisfaction and efficiency. This surgery center is known for its care of the ophthalmologic patient, but also does pediatric urology cases as well.