Anesthesia Topics


The field of anesthesiology may touch a patient throughout all ages of one’s life as well as through a variety of circumstances.  The following information is divided up into key areas of specialty for anesthesiology.

You may be surprised at all of the areas of medicine anesthesiologists lend expertise to such as pediatrics, pain medicine, geriatric care, and obstetrics. Click on the links below and see how anesthesia is used to help people in a number of areas, from pre-operational procedures to post-care.

>> Medical Tourism

>> Ambulatory Surgery Safety

>> Anesthesia Awareness

>> Obesity and Anesthesia

>> Seniors and Anesthesia

>> Children and Surgery

>> Labor and Delivery

>> Smoking and Surgery

>> Pain Medicine

>> Obstructive Sleep Apnea

>> Propofol Information

>> Operating Room Fires

>> Anesthesia and Malignant Hyperthermia

>> Herbal and Dietary Supplement Use and Anesthesia

>> Vital Health

>> Robo Tripping and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Among Children

>> ASA Releases Vital Health Report 2

>> Pediatric Obesity

Related Articles

Pediatric Obesity
Pediatric obesity is a growing and alarming trend in the United States. The ASA outlines the implications childhood obesity can have on the anesthesia experience as well as tips to prepare your child for surgery.
FAQs: Pediatric Obesity Anesthesia and Surgery
Learn more about the implications of pediatric obesity on the anesthesia and surgical experience.
Robo Tripping & OTC Drug Abuse Among Children
A growing and potentially life-threatening trend known as Robo tripping, the abuse of over-the-counter cough and cold medications, has emerged among America’s youth.

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What is Anesthesiology

Total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.

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Smoking and Surgery
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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.