What is an Anesthesiologist
What do Anesthesiologists do?
Anesthesiologists utilize their extensive education to provide what is termed “total patient care”. In addition to managing the airway and ensuring proper breathing during surgery, anesthesia providers also manage pain, fluid and electrolyte balance, body temperature, prevention of cardiac arrest, patient transport to the operating room and post-operative management.
Anesthesiologists are not limited to what goes on in the operating room though. They are also responsible for what happens before surgery, during the preoperative visit with a surgeon who may or may not be an anesthesiologist themselves!
For further information about what an anesthesiologist is and what they do, please check out this fine article.