Many patients view their anesthesiologist as the doctor responsible for administering the medication that allows you to sleep through surgery comfortably, and who wakes you when surgery is complete. The reality is, your anesthesiologist is a primary member of your healthcare team at the facilities of Downey Regional Medical Center and Physicians Surgery Center of Downey.

Your anesthesiologist oversees your vital functions throughout your surgery and must be familiar with your medical history. Prior to surgery, your anesthesiologist will talk with you about your health, medical history, any medications you may be taking and any other surgery you may have had. After thoroughly evaluating your medical condition, they will develop a specialized plan of care based on your individual needs and will discuss they type of anesthesia you will receive. This is the best time to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have.

Not only is your anesthesiologist responsible for keeping you comfortable prior to and during surgery, but we also make informed medical judgments and monitor critical life functions. These include your blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen levels, breathings, temperature, brain and kidney functions. All continually measured to ensure your safety and well being throughout your surgery. In addition, they are responsible for the management, diagnosis and treatments of any medical situations that may arise during the procedure.

Following your surgery, your anesthesiologist will reverse the anesthetic and you will be transferred to the recovery room. Once you have fully recovered from the anesthesia, you will be discharged from the anesthesiologist’s care and will proceed to the next phase of post-operative care.

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