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What all do anesthesiologists do?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Care during surgery: Anesthesiologists are physicians who care for patients during surgery and other procedures. This involves selecting the best meds for anesthesia for each patient, and treating any other medical problems such as diseases of the heart, lungs, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. It can be very challenging with long days in the operating room and emergency call, but very satisfying too! i love my work.
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Peri-operative MD: Today anesthesiologist do much work outside of the operating room environment. We refer to out profession as a peri-operative physician because we can be involved in the before surgery care, during surgery, and after surgery management of patients. This can be in the icu, er, ob, radiology, clinic or many other areas. There are also many sub-specilties that are available such as cardiac, ob, pain.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Great question: We are peri operative physicians responsible for preop evaluation, intra operative management, and postoperative management of all of your medical needs, including those caused by your procedure like pain and nausea and those you always have, like asthma, diabetes, and cardiac disease. We are your best friends in the or and will keep you safe and comfortable.

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