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Anesthesiology

CMMC Anesthesiologists Provide Sedation and Pain Relief

An anesthesiologist provides surgical patients with the correct measure of sedation and/or pain relief during surgery, keeping the patient in stable condition during surgery and restoring him or her to consciousness after an operation. The anesthesiologist assesses the risks faced by individual patients and helps optimize each patient's surgical experience.

Anesthesiologists may diagnose and treat acute, long-term pain problems; they also care for patients who have critical illnesses or injuries. Also, anesthesiologists may direct the resuscitation of patients with cardiac or respiratory emergencies, sometimes providing artificial ventilation.