Putting Patient Safety First
Anesthesiologists are physicians charged with administering anesthetic before, during and after surgical procedures, either therapeutic or diagnostic. They also maintain patients’ vital signs during the procedure and its recovery, making sure that breathing, heart rate and blood pressure all remain within normal limits.
As the role of anesthesiologists in medical procedures has expanded, patient outcomes have also improved, suggesting a correlation between patient comfort and successful recovery.
Scripps Health anesthesiologists prioritize patient safety and stability. A key part of their role extends beyond the procedure, as they help determine the proper course of pain relief after the patient has left the medical facility.