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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 […]

Doing Our Part to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Posted on 04/24/19 by Allied Anesthesia

It’s no secret that there’s a countrywide opioid crisis. According to the National Institute of Health, more than 130 Americans die each day from overdosing on some kind of opioid: prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and others. This crisis didn’t come out of nowhere—it’s been brewing for nearly three decades and is a result of a […]

Does Anesthesia Affect Childhood Development? New Research Says No.

Posted on 04/17/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Undergoing serious medical procedures can be stressful at any age, but when you’re a parent and the patient is your young child, it’s particularly worrying. Aside from concerns about the nature of the procedure itself, many parents are hesitant to expose children to general anesthesia for fear that the medicine might have a negative impact […]

Take Back Your Drugs on April 27

Posted on 04/11/19 by Allied Anesthesia

In 2017, at least 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Many of these prescription drugs were taken from the medicine cabinets of friends and family members. If you’ve ever had a pain medicine prescription following a procedure, you may not have ended up using […]

The Future of Anesthesia

Posted on 04/05/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Could anesthesia be used in the treatment of PTSD, depression and related conditions? It’s certainly possible. A new study from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid  found that when administered under specific circumstances, the anesthetic propofol can help alter traumatic and debilitating memories. The study included 50 patients who were undergoing procedures (like endoscopies and colonoscopies) […]