Lan He, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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New York, NY 10013
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What job does an anesthesiologist perform during surgery?
SCAI answeredAn anesthesiologist is a medical doctor trained to administer the medications that will take you "under" and block any feeling of pain or unpleasant sensations you might otherwise experience during a surgery. Your anesthesiologist is involved in your care before, during, and after surgery. He or she may do a medical evaluation before your surgery to determine an anesthesia plan tailored for you. During surgery, the anesthesiologist oversees life support and pain control. And after the surgery, he or she also provides life support, including intensive care management if needed. If time allows before surgery, you should discuss the anesthetic plan, as well as alternatives, risks and benefits of the chosen anesthetic techniques, with the anesthesiologist.
Is kidney disease different in children than in adults?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
For the most part, kidney disease is the same for children as for adults, but there are some differences. The treatment options for kidney failure that results from kidney disease are the same for children as they are for adults: dialysis or transplant.
The leading causes are different, though. High blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of kidney disease in adults, but it is rare that a child develops kidney disease as a result of those conditions. Instead, structural problems of the kidney and urinary tract that are often present at birth are the leading cause of childhood kidney disease. Because children are still developing, kidney disease can stunt growth, which isn't a problem in adults who have already finished growing.
What is the role of an anesthesiologist in plastic surgery?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, answeredNext to your plastic surgeon, the most important member of the medical team will be the anesthesiologist. These individuals are also MDs. While there may be others on the medical team who are capable of administering anesthesia, the additional education, training, and experience of a board-certified anesthesiologist give the patient enormous protection. Of all the things that can go wrong in any surgery, anesthesia problems can be the most life threatening. The combination and type of anesthesia can be different for each patient, based on the specific type of procedure or procedures being done, age, and overall health.
The surgeon and anesthesiologist work in tandem to assure that there are no reactions to the anesthesia and that the patient is neither under- or overmedicated. This can be very tricky business, and many times adjustments must be made on the spot, especially if it appears there may be a problem or if the surgery lasts longer than predicted. These adjustments need the expertise and skill that only experience brings. A well-qualified anesthesiologist should be able to prevent "recall" of the surgery and to reduce incidence of postoperative nausea and/or vomiting with new medications such as Zofran.
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