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When preparing for surgery, many patients think of the anesthesiologist as the “physician behind the mask" who sends them into sleep before the procedure and wakes them when it’s over. What they may not realize is how much the anesthesiologist does between those two points.
Know Your Anesthesiologist
As physicians providing the lifeline of modern medicine, anesthesiologists are highly-skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient safety and the broad practice of anesthesiology in all practice settings...
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The ASA does not employ physician anesthesiologists on staff and cannot respond to patient inquiries regarding specific medical conditions or anesthesia administration. Please direct any questions related to anesthetics, procedures or treatment outcomes to the patient’s anesthesiologist or general physician.