Eliminating pain during surgery has come a long way and allowed doctors to solve many more health problems. Just 50 years ago, ether was state of the art and a stethoscope was the only way to monitor patients.
Today, anesthesiologists monitor a whole range of body functions and vital signs, such as breathing, blood oxygen, blood pressure and heart rate to protect your health. Advances in patient monitoring, improved anesthetic agents and new drug therapies have dramatically reduced the number of complications from anesthesia.
Anesthesiologists use their clinical expertise and advanced technology to ensure the safest care for patients. They provide anesthesia services for a wide variety of surgical procedures and childbirth. They also treat acute and chronic pain.
Anesthesiologists adhere to more than 30 standards and guidelines developed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists for the care of patients before, during and after surgery or childbirth.