What Happens In Anesthesiology
This department will have a team of doctors called anesthesiologists who specialize in providing anesthesia for all types of surgery. Where a surgeon performs the surgical procedure, an anesthesiologist makes the decision about how much or what type of anesthetic to use. He also attends surgery to supervise the patient's vital signs while under the effects of anesthesia. He makes medical decisions regarding life functions such as heart rate, breathing and blood.
Diseases And Disorders Treated
An anesthesiologist works across all departments where surgical intervention is necessary. Some doctors may have additional experience in certain types of surgeries such as cardiac, thoracic, vascular, orthopedic, neurological or pediatric, as well as pain control during labor (using an epidural pain relief for example). Or they may be dedicated to working in pain medicine - that is, the treatment of people with chronic pain.
Types Of Doctors In Anesthesiology
A doctors that works in anesthesiology is called an anesthesiologist. A qualified nurse is called an anesthetist. Anesthetist nurses are only allowed to administer anesthesia under the supervision of a physician. The supervising physician however can be any kind of physician.