What is Anesthesiology?

When you hear the word “anesthesiology”, you may think about putting people to sleep during surgery.  However, you don’t have to go under the knife to get anesthesia. Anesthesiology is defined as the medical practice that deals with the relief of pain and surgical care.  Did you know that more than 45 million anesthetics are […]

Is Anesthesia Safe?

Most people in good health usually don’t have problems with anesthesia.  But, there is a risk of complications depending on your health, your age, and the type of procedure being done, not the anesthesia. Some risk factors include: Smoking High blood pressure Diabetes Sleep Apnea Heavy alcohol use Allergies to drugs Medical conditions that affect […]

How to Overcome Fear of Anesthesia

One in four people may put off surgery because of a lack of understanding and/or anxiety about anesthesia, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists.However, medical experts say the risk of dying from anesthesia-related complications is low. So, what’s the cure for the nerves? Communication and information! Communicate your concerns. Make a list of concerns […]