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 the article, our very own Dr. Peter Sawras offers up the history behind the ban and gives all the good reasons for it.
About Allied Answers & Insights
The new guest-based series will include posts by our own physician bloggers, other physicians and outside experts.
One of our team leaders Dr. Perry Chu said he’s most excited about the opportunity to expand communication with patients, “The group wanted to start this medical blog as another way to reach out to patients, which is why we’re basing it wholly on the really important and common questions we hear every day. The ‘eating and surgery’ article is the perfect post to kick things off. We probably hear questions around that topic more than any other, and Dr. Sawras is a fine, experienced physician who’s more than qualified to weigh in on it.”
At Allied, we’ve seen firsthand how patient communication improve health outcomes. “Study after study shows that good communication between doctors and patients can actually result in faster recovery after an illness or injury. The blog is just another way to expand that conversation with our patients—to keep it ongoing,” Dr. Chu said.
The blog will include posts on topics such as preparation for surgery, pregnancy-related issues and epidurals. We’re also encouraging outside contributions from other physicians and experts, even outside the field of anesthesia. Be sure to check back regularly for new posts!