For Patients – Anesthesiology
What is anesthesiology? (an?es?the?si?ol?o?gy)
Anesthesiology is that branch of medicine that is dedicated to total care of a patient undergoing surgery and the relief of pain. Total care includes preparing you for surgery (see assessment before surgery) being responsible for pain relief in the early recovery phase as well as treating complications that may result from the anesthetic.
Here you will find information and resources about types of anesthesia, important questions and general information.
Anesthesiology has been a leader in ensuring that surgery is safe.
Information in this section has been reproduced with permission from the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. More information about them can be found on their website at www.cas-ca