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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
March 30 is National Doctor’s Day, and to celebrate, we decided to interview Dr. Armen Chalian, one of the many incredible physicians we have here at Allied Anesthesia, about what made him want to become a doctor (in particular, an anesthesiologist). Dr. Chalian joined Allied in 1993; since then, he has handled more than 20,000 […]
Many people think of an anesthesiologist’s role as limited to providing comfort during surgery—that our role begins and ends in the operating room. As our patients and their families know, anesthesiologists do much more. At Allied, we specialize in pediatric anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, and chronic pain management. Other examples of anesthesiologist specialties are neuroanesthesia or […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Award-winning medical group Allied Anesthesia today confirmed that 2016 was another year of growth in size, significant methodological advancements and widespread adoption of new technologies. The group credits the openness of its partners to progressive approaches and its individual physicians’ commitments to innovative health care for the year’s success.
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.