Before your surgery, you will meet an important member of your surgical team, the anesthesiologist. An anesthesiologist is a specially-trained physician who not only puts you to sleep but also makes informed medical judgments to protect you during surgery.
Anesthesia can also be delivered by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA.) Don’t underestimate this role. Your pain management and safety during surgery are essential. The anesthesiologist doctor or nurse should ask you lots of questions before surgery to get your medical history.
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