A 43-year-old member asked:
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do i need a predelivery consult with an anesthesiologist?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
No: One does not need a consult, but it is helpful, from the view point of an anesthesiologist, to be aware of potential problems; for example, a patient who has experienced difficulty with intubation. It smooths out the process.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Good idea: It is a good idea to discuss an anesthesia plan in advance.
Answered on May 29, 2012

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