Allied Answers & Insights

3 Important Facts About Anesthesia Awareness

Posted on 10/05/17 by Allied Anesthesia

ALLIED ANSWERS & INSIGHTS Anesthesia awareness is what people often refer to as “waking up” during surgery. It’s one of the greatest concerns among patients scheduled for surgical procedures. And this makes sense considering the terrifying urban legends around anesthesia awareness. Those stories are enough to make anyone think twice about going under.

ERAS & Alternatives to Opiate Drugs

Posted on 09/07/17 by Allied Anesthesia

ALLIED ANSWERS & INSIGHTS By Dr. Peter Sawras Last month, I brought up the issue of the U.S. opiate drug crisis and the need for alternatives to opiate drugs. Drugs like morphine are important during recovery from major surgery, but other methods of pain management exist.

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 […]