A 40-year-old member asked:
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why do some patients have to see anesthesiologist for consult?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Other health issues: Anesthesiologists are doctors who are trained to manage all your health problems while you have anesthesia and surgery. Severe medical problems, such as heart or lung disease, mean that anesthesia may need to be managed differently. It's best to see the anesthesiologist in advance so that plenty of time is allowed for review of records, discussion of the plan, and answering your questions.
Answered on Nov 16, 2012
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
More important: The anesthesiologist is the most important person during surgery. It is important that you review your medical history and discuss an anesthetic plan in advance.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Mostly in OR: Done anesthesiologists specialize in pain management. They may see patients in the office. Some of them see patients in an office for preop eval.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanriet Minasian
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Anesthesia is continually monitored and so is the patient throughout the entire procedure/surgery.
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Very rare: We see lots of patients on ssri's , I have never had a patient develop serotonin syndrome.
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Previously,: Yes, but equipment too large and inconvenient, today infrared used for inhaled and exhaled gas analysis
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