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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