One of the most important—and dangerous—tasks assigned to an anesthesiologist is securing the airway of the unconscious patient. Find out how and why this is done from a certified anesthesiologist.
CT contrast, also known as contrast dye, is used to better visualize blood vessels and some internal organs. How does it work? Are there any side effects and/or risks?
Learn the most important facts about spinal anesthesia, what to expect, side effects, and potential complications to prepare for your surgery.
An interscalene block of the brachial plexus is used to provide pain relief during and after shoulder surgery. Find out from an anesthesiologist what you should know before having this type of block.
Follow these 10 secrets to get the most out of your hospital stay, prevent complications, avoid common medical errors, and most importantly, leave the hospital healthier than when you came in.
There are a number of different refractive surgery procedures, but LASIK is the most popular and for good reason. Learn more about this popular procedure.
Bladder retention after general anesthesia is fairly common. Find out why this happens. Understand your own risk factors and related complications from a board-certified anesthesiologist.
Cataracts will affect all of us at one point in our lives. This article has all the information you need to make an informed decision when it's time for surgery.
Eye exams can be nerve-racking for many patients, but they don’t have to be. I spent 20 years doing eye exams every day, and I have a few tips and tricks that I'd like to share.
Knowing what to expect during your CT scan (aka CAT scan) can help reduce any anxiety you may have. This article explains everything that will happen before, during, and after the procedure.
Critical care patients, Alzheimer's patients, and comatose patients routinely harm themselves and others unintentionally by scratching, pulling, or grabbing. Here are some interesting ideas for injury prevention in this patient population.
This article explains what the abdominal/pelvic CT procedure is, why it may be done, and what the doctor may be looking for. Three videos are included to demonstrate what the images may look like.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique. It is used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. One alternative to arthroscopy is open surgery. This article details the indications for the use of arthroscopy as well as a description of what the procedure entails.
In this article, I discuss how skin cancers are being diagnosed and treated through a process known as the frozen section. The surgeon and lab technicians cooperate to remove 100% of the patient's skin cancer.
Acid reflux under anesthesia can lead to aspiration pneumonia and lung damage. Learn from an anesthesiologist how to protect yourself from these complications.
These six hacks will show you how to navigate the entire office visit, including scheduling your visit, discussing your medical issue, and interacting with office staff. Quality medical care is achievable with these tips; take the control into your own hands!