Episode 155: Opioid-Free Anesthesia with Michael Manning

In this 155th episode I welcome Dr. Michael Manning to the show to discuss opioid-reduced and opioid-free anesthesia. We discuss the downsides of opioid usage and what we can do to reduce our use in our patients or even eliminate it completely.


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