Tag Archives: Surgery

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 […]

Can Anesthesia Impact Cancer Surgery Outcomes?

Posted on 03/07/19 by Allied Anesthesia

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 […]

Staying Healthy All Year

Posted on 01/07/19 by Allied Anesthesia

Winter isn’t all festive holiday cheer and new beginnings in the New Year—it’s also (unfortunately) synonymous with cold & flu season. But there are two things you can do during the winter months (and the rest of the year!) to stay as healthy as possible. As anesthesiologists, handwashing is a critical part of our daily […]

3 Important Facts About Anesthesia Awareness

Posted on 10/05/17 by Allied Anesthesia

ALLIED ANSWERS & INSIGHTS Anesthesia awareness is what people often refer to as “waking up” during surgery. It’s one of the greatest concerns among patients scheduled for surgical procedures. And this makes sense considering the terrifying urban legends around anesthesia awareness. Those stories are enough to make anyone think twice about going under.

ERAS & Alternatives to Opiate Drugs

Posted on 09/07/17 by Allied Anesthesia

ALLIED ANSWERS & INSIGHTS By Dr. Peter Sawras Last month, I brought up the issue of the U.S. opiate drug crisis and the need for alternatives to opiate drugs. Drugs like morphine are important during recovery from major surgery, but other methods of pain management exist.

Carb Loading: Why Can’t You Eat Before Surgery?

Posted on 07/03/17 by Allied Anesthesia

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 […]

Questions About Having Surgery? We’ve Got Answers!

Posted on 07/21/16 by Allied Anesthesia

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.

New Postoperative Pain Modality Enables Hoag Orthopedic Expansion

Posted on 04/12/16 by Allied Anesthesia

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 […]

Preparing Kids for Surgery

Posted on 04/22/12 by Allied Anesthesia

Allied’s Dr. Manoj Kulkarni, MD was interviewed by the American Health Journal on the topic of preparing kids for surgery. We know that preparing for a surgery can be a stressful time for both children and adults, and Dr. Manoj has some great advice on reducing pre-surgery stress and anxiety.