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What does a doctor of anesthesiology do that is different from a regular crna?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Specialized care

Physician anesthesiologists graduate from medical school and have 4 or more years of extra training in anesthesiology.
They may specialize in pediatrics, heart and lung surgery, intensive care, or pain management, among other fields. They are qualified to do more complex cases, and in many practices supervise nurse anesthetists who are doing routine cases. Be sure you have an anesthesiologist!

In brief: Specialized care

Physician anesthesiologists graduate from medical school and have 4 or more years of extra training in anesthesiology.
They may specialize in pediatrics, heart and lung surgery, intensive care, or pain management, among other fields. They are qualified to do more complex cases, and in many practices supervise nurse anesthetists who are doing routine cases. Be sure you have an anesthesiologist!
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A lot

An anesthesiologist has been to 4 years of medical school and 4 years of residency.
Their pre-operative fund of knowledge is much greater and their appreciatin for the impact of various diseases on anesthesia and surgery is greater. Depending on training and the program, many anesthesiologist have more advanced technical skills such as placement of peripheral nerve blocks, .

In brief: A lot

An anesthesiologist has been to 4 years of medical school and 4 years of residency.
Their pre-operative fund of knowledge is much greater and their appreciatin for the impact of various diseases on anesthesia and surgery is greater. Depending on training and the program, many anesthesiologist have more advanced technical skills such as placement of peripheral nerve blocks, .
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