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PLASTIC SURGICAL ANESTHESIA

Posted On: October 05, 2012 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Home

A perfect surgical result requires more than just perfect surgery, it requires a perfect anesthesia experience.  Our anesthesiologist has performed over 7,000 general anesthetic surgeries with me alone.  His experience of over 25 years of anesthesia with a flawless record speaks for itself.  In our Medicare licensed ambulatory surgery center, we require our anesthesiologists to be Board Certified Anesthesiologists and Diplomates of the American Board of Anesthesia.  This allows us the safety net for the possibility of interactions and reactions with any type of medication as well as any other type of life-threatening situation, including cardiac or respiratory that would require the experience of only a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.  CRNAs are useful; however, I do not believe in our surgery center that they are equivalent to the experience of Board Certified Anesthesiologists.

I consider a good anesthesiologist to be somewhat an analogy to an excellent pilot.  The takeoff is associated with putting the patient to sleep during induction.  The maintenance of the patient under general anesthesia is the in-flight period and the landing is associated with the finesse extubation of the patient without increased nausea, vomiting or increased motion upon our wrapping of the patient’s breasts or abdomen after the surgery has been completed.  Experienced Board Certified Anesthesiologists have the training and experience to take care of our patients with any situation that may arise.