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How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

This article from NPR begins: “Sleep is not the state you’re going in, nor would it be the state in which someone could perform an operation on you,” explains Dr. Emery Brown. “What we need to do in order to be able to operate on you — to...
Top Colleges for Anesthesiology

Top Colleges for Anesthesiology

Anesthesiology entails the use of medical sedation to ensure the comfort and well-being of patients undergoing medical procedures. An anesthesiologist evaluates patients before the administration of anesthesia, administers anesthesia, and monitors postoperative...
Recovering from General Anesthesia

Recovering from General Anesthesia

As you may know, general anesthesia causes the patient to temporarily lose sensation and consciousness, and local anesthesia causes the loss of sensation in a specific area. General anesthesia is a a bit more intense on the body than its localized counterpart, and has...
Preparing for Anesthesia

Preparing for Anesthesia

When patients know that they are going to undergo anesthesia for any procedure, in addition to a bit of nervousness, there are often a multitude of questions about the procedure. One of the most commonly asked questions is “What should I do to prepare for the...