The union began together in a hospital based anesthesia group and ultimately transitioned to the outpatient anesthesia setting. We now provide a full range of anesthesia services for practices specializing in Orthopedics to include US guided PNBs, Podiatry, Urology, Oncology, ENT, GYN, GI, Ophthalmology, Cosmetics and Plastics, Reproductive Medicine, Dermatology, Dental and Pain Management. We strive to provide the highest quality community-focused anesthesia services with an emphasis on safety, cost effectiveness, efficiency and flexibility. We recognize the unique needs of patients, facilities and physicians for whom we provide anesthesia services. Georgia Anesthesia LLC will assist our clients in maximization of staff, resources and productivity.
The principle partners of Georgia Anesthesia LLC, Gil Kandrac and Steve Smith have been providing anesthesia services together for over 20 years.
Gilbert A. Kandrac Jr. CRNA, MS
Gilbert A. Kandrac Jr. CRNA MS has practiced as a Nurse Anesthetist since 1992. He was awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and Bachelors of Science in Health Services from the University of Toledo. His Anesthesia education was in Minnesota where he earned a Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from St Mary’s College and a Graduate from the Minneapolis School of Anesthesia. After relocating to the Atlanta area, He practiced Anesthesia with Steve Smith at Rockdale Hospital for 10 years. After leaving the hospital setting, Gil focused on outpatient and office surgery as an Independent Contractor. Through the next 10 years the business of anesthesia was investigated and He established Georgia Anesthesia LLC in 2011 with Steve Smith.
Gil is a member of the Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists (GANA) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Gil lives in Roswell Georgia with his wife of 30 years, 2 daughters aged 9 and 17 years old and a good but poorly trained dog named Milo. Gil is an avid outdoorsman, Martial Artist, Scuba Diver and enjoys walking on sand.
Steve Smith MA, CRNA
The Chief Operating Officer of Georgia Anesthesia LLC, Steve is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) practicing anesthesia since 1983. He has been practicing in Georgia since 1985. For 19 years Steve was Chief CRNA for a small community hospital in the greater Atlanta metro area. During that time he served as a preceptor and clinical instructor for the Medical College of Georgia Nurse Anesthesia program. Steve continues to lecture annually for the nurse anesthesia program on the “Business of Anesthesia”. Since 2004 he has focused his energy and efforts upon building a respected outpatient anesthesia services business.
Steve was the 2008 President of the Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists (GANA) and in 2012 he was awarded the prestigious GANA Rosalie McDonald Award for excellence in nurse anesthesia.
Steve is currently serving on the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiologists (AANA) Dental Advisory Panel, sits on the Standards Development Committee of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and he is a preceptor for the Emory Nurse Anesthesia Program at their orthopedic practice in Dahlonega.