Advice

6 Reasons to Staff Your ASC With an All-Physician Anesthesia Group

Posted on 07/23/18 by Allied Anesthesia

Every ASC has several options when it comes to anesthesia staffing. You can hire anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists directly, you can contract with them individually, you can contract with a large anesthesia group that operates on the care team model, or you can work with a specialized all-physician anesthesia group like Allied Anesthesia. Here are six […]

Pain Pill Addiction is a Real Risk

Posted on 08/15/17 by Allied Anesthesia

ALLIED ANSWERS & INSIGHTS By Dr. Peter Sawras In 1980, the New England Journal of Medicine published a letter stating, “We conclude that despite widespread use of narcotic drugs in hospitals, the development of addiction is rare in medical patients with no history of drug addiction.”

Physician-Only Model Saves More Than You Think

Posted on 08/01/17 by Allied Anesthesia

By Salomon Maya, MD A new kind of physician-only team is bringing added value—and safety—to the OR Traditionally, the physician-only model has cost more because doctors have limited their scope of work. But times are definitely changing.

Our New Medical Blog, Allied Answers & Insights, Kicks Off!

Posted on 07/05/17 by Allied Anesthesia

The first post, written by Allied physician Dr. Peter Sawras, offers a bit of pre-surgery advice for patients It’s official! Our new medical blog, Allied Answers & Insights, is live. If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t eat before surgery (and who hasn’t?), check out the very first post in the series right here. In […]

Carb Loading: Why Can’t You Eat Before Surgery?

Posted on 07/03/17 by Allied Anesthesia

Allied Answers & Insights It’s the question we hear most: “Why can’t I eat before surgery?” It just so happens there are some really good reasons. Read on to find out! By Allied Anesthesiologist Dr. Peter Sawras In 1848 a pregnant woman went under anesthesia and died from aspiration. Yup, she had a meal before surgery […]

Questions About Having Surgery? We’ve Got Answers!

Posted on 07/21/16 by Allied Anesthesia

We all have burning questions about general anesthesia, but, with all of the appointments and other business around scheduling surgery, it can be tough to remember to ask those questions. So the Allied Docs put together answers to some of the questions patients might have about this critical part of the surgical experience.

Allied Anesthesia physicians release summertime safety tips

Posted on 07/07/15 by Allied Anesthesia

Parent precautions designed to keep emergency room visits to a minimum Today, the physicians at Allied Anesthesia, who provide services to Children’s Hospital of Orange County and other major medical facilities in Orange and San Bernardino counties, released a series of tips to help children stay safe over the summer months. Summer can be a […]

Allied Anesthesia Physicians Promote Gentle C-sections

Posted on 04/28/15 by Allied Anesthesia

New Movement Focuses On Creating A More Enjoyable And Memorable Experience Allied Anesthesia physicians are embracing the concept of “gentle C-sections” which was pioneered in Boston and is swiftly gaining ground across the country. Unlike traditional cesarean sections, gentle C-sections focus on making the experience more enjoyable and memorable for the mother by making her […]

Allied Team Members Discuss Addressing Each Patient’s Needs on KFI Radio

Posted on 10/07/14 by Allied Anesthesia

Recent news about Joan Rivers’s death during a routine endoscopy has caused concern among the public. The 81-year-old comedienne passed away a week after going into cardiac arrest during an endoscopic procedure, in which a tiny camera is passed into the esophagus, stomach and intestines to diagnose and treat conditions of the gastrointestinal system. Although […]

What You Need to Know About An Epidural

Posted on 05/30/14 by Allied Anesthesia

Allied Anesthesia physician Dr. Thanh Tran specializes in labor and delivery at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and spends a lot of time providing information about epidurals for his patients having their babies.  Epidural Fast Facts: An epidural is a procedure that numbs pain fibers and prevents transmission of pain signals to the brain. The […]