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What is the difference between having an anesthesiologist and a nurse anesthetis for surgery?
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Training and skill
An anesthesiologist is a physician who has gone through medical school and a rigorous training program to be a consultant or specialist in anesthesia.
This differs from the relatively brief training that a nurse gets. This difference is highlighted when something goes wrong.

In brief: Training and skill
An anesthesiologist is a physician who has gone through medical school and a rigorous training program to be a consultant or specialist in anesthesia.
This differs from the relatively brief training that a nurse gets. This difference is highlighted when something goes wrong.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Training
An anesthesiologist is a physician trained to provide anesthesia.
A nurse anesthetist is also trained for this but generally must have an anesthesiologist available in case there are problems.

In brief: Training
An anesthesiologist is a physician trained to provide anesthesia.
A nurse anesthetist is also trained for this but generally must have an anesthesiologist available in case there are problems.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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