Cherine El-Dabh, MD
Location and Office HoursCleveland Clinic Main Campus Anesthesiology
5700 Cooper Foster Park
Lorain, OH 44053
- Cleveland Clinic
What does the anesthesiologist do during outpatient surgery?
Your anesthesiologist is personally responsible for your comfort and well-being. Your anesthesiologist leads the anesthesia care team to monitor as well as manage your vital body functions during your ambulatory (or outpatient) surgery. Your anesthesiologist is also responsible for managing medical problems that might arise related to surgery as well as any chronic medical conditions you may have, such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problems. A member of your anesthesia team will be with you throughout your entire procedure.
What are natural treatments for anesthesia side effects after surgery?
Toni Varela, Naturopathic Medicine, answered
Many anesthetics are metabolized by the liver, so it's generally a good idea to support the liver with natural treatments, such as milk thistle and castor oil packs. These protect the liver against toxic effects of the anesthesia and enhance recovery.
For more specific symptomatic relief, such as nausea and vomiting: homeopathic ipecac, acupuncture or moxa of Pericardium 6 are often useful with nutritional IV therapy to replenish loss of fluid and nutrients.
For muscle aches: Magnesium rich Epsom salt baths or warm compresses and MSM
Furthermore, Vitamin A, C, zinc and bioflavonoids are nutrients essential for general surgery recovery.
How does pediatric anesthesiology differ from adult anesthesiology?
Patricia Bartley Daniele, Ambulatory Care Nursing, answered on behalf of Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Although adult and pediatric anesthesiology is influenced by weight, it is critical for pediatric anesthesiologists to precisely dose medications by a child's weight. Additionally, there are structural differences between adults and children that influence airway management, treatment, and complications.
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