Allied Answers & Insights

Best Practices for Surgical Patients on Chronic Steroid Therapy

Posted on 10/04/19 by Allied Anesthesia

When patients on chronic steroid therapy show up for surgery, many of us are uncertain about what to do. As you know, when a chronic steroid-use patient presents for surgery, they carry with them a potential complication: the possibility of developing secondary adrenal insufficiency, which can translate into full-scale adrenal crisis. So, what is secondary […]

Methadone for Post-Op Pain? A Drug to Watch

Posted on 09/18/19 by Dr. Edward Digiamarino, M.D.

What medical practitioner hasn’t struggled with pain management before, during and after surgery? The relief of postoperative pain, in particular, continues to challenge practitioners today. As you know, even after minor surgical procedures, more than 50% of patients experience moderate to severe pain. So, it naturally follows: We are always looking for the next best […]

Flexibility & Options for Nearly Any Anesthesiologist

Posted on 09/13/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Allied Anesthesia is a group made up of over 100 Southern California anesthesiologists who represent the top 1% in their field.  Allied provides anesthesia services for pediatric and adult operations, surgeries, and pain management procedures for several hospitals in the region. Are you an anesthesiologist searching for a new opportunity? You may be surprised to […]

Searching for the Next Partner: Allied’s Recruitment Process

Posted on 08/29/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Allied Anesthesia began as a group of Orange County anesthesiologists loosely affiliated with one another, but all deeply committed to providing the top anesthesia care in Southern California. Fast-forward to today: Allied’s group is now made up of over 100 anesthesiologists who have each traversed one of the most rigorous vetting processes in the country.  […]

How Does Allied Anesthesia Work?

Posted on 07/29/19 by Allied Anesthesia

You’re a patient who’s heard about Allied Anesthesia, and now you want to ensure you receive treatment from one of our group’s top-notch anesthesiologists for your surgery or pain management. But, as is the case with a lot of healthcare-related endeavors, it’s not always so simple as requesting a doctor. Here’s a brief overview of […]

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted on 07/03/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Arthritis is generally thought of as an ailment of the elderly, an inflammation of the joints that can be caused by a number of age-related factors. But juvenile arthritis – which occurs in patients 16 and under – affects over 300,000 children and teens in the US alone. In honor of Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month, […]

Can Anesthesia Go Green?

Posted on 06/25/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Did you know that some forms of anesthesia are greener than others? It’s true. A recent article in the Los Angeles Times shared the story of Dr. Brian Chesebro, a Portland, Oregon-based anesthesiologist who decided to conduct some independent research on the sustainability of different types of anesthesia. He focused on sevoflurane and desflurane, two […]

Infants, Anesthesia & Safety

Posted on 06/13/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Many of the doctors here at Allied Anesthesia are pediatric anesthesia experts and parents. We know how stressful it can be to have a child undergo a significant medical procedure and receive general anesthesia—especially when the child is very young and unable to understand what’s going on or communicate how they are feeling. More importantly, […]

Local, Regional, General, and Everything in Between: The Different Types of Anesthesia, Explained

Posted on 06/03/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Patients frequently ask us about the difference between the types of anesthesia available, how each kind is used, and what we recommend for specific procedures. For example, we’re often asked, “Do I need local or regional anesthesia?” or “What’s the difference between general anesthesia and twilight?” To answer those questions and many others, we’ve developed […]

Why Anesthesia is Important for IVF

Posted on 05/08/19 by Allied Anesthesia

In July 1978, Louise Brown was born in England; she was the first baby born who had been conceived via IVF. Though the fertilization process, led by Sir Robert Edwards and Dr. Patrick Steptoe, took place in a petri dish before being implanted into Louise’s mother’s uterus, Louise was commonly referred to as the first […]