In this episode I welcome Dr. Bobbie Sweitzer to the show to discuss how to identify high risk patients for ambulatory surgery in order to reduce the risk of postop complications. We review important perioperative guidelines and how the patient population for ambulatory surgery is changing.
In this 188th episode I discuss the approach to Anesthesia for patients having thoracic surgery including highly tested concepts for board exams.
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In this 187th episode I welcome Dr. Gabe Tharp to the show to discuss his recent article in Anesthesiology: “Body Habitus and Dynamic Surgical Conditions Independently Impair Pulmonary Mechanics during Robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Surgery.” We discuss his findings and whether we should be using much higher levels of PEEP than we currently do.
Gabe’s group is on Twitter: @uvmanesthesia
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In this 186th episode I welcome Dr. Jennifer Meeker to the show to discuss the increased use of cannabis in the general population and what that means for anesthesiologists taking care of patients who may have acute or chronic use.
In this 184th episode I welcome back Drs. Kara Segna and Hassan Rayaz to discuss truncal blocks. We discuss rectus sheath, transversus abdominis plane, quadratus lumborum and erector spinae plane blocks.