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 […]
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, […]
One of the most fascinating things about working in medicine, and anesthesiology in particular, are the near-constant advances in medical technology and their implications for our work. While there’s no telling exactly what medical breakthroughs will occur in the coming months and years, some of the developments we’ve encountered recently are excellent indicators about where […]
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 […]
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.”
One of our own, Dr. Armen Chalian, was recently part of an outreach team of 32 doctors, nurses and social workers that delivered care to 750 patients and performed 58 surgeries in Yerevan, Armenia.
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 […]
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.
Anesthesiologists undergo training in cutting-edge total continuous nerve block shown to significantly reduce need for postoperative narcotics and increase likelihood of same-day total joint replacement surgery Allied Anesthesia announced today that the Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Irvine, will expand its outpatient total joint replacement offerings, thanks to an innovative postoperative pain anesthesia modality, the total continuous […]
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 […]