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What is an Anesthesiologist?

An anesthesiologist is a physician with a medical degree (M.D. or D.O.) who has completed specialty training in the field of anesthesiology.

Anesthesiologists are key members of the surgical team and are responsible for many aspects of a patient’s care in the peri-operative period. These include a preoperative medical evaluation, determination of an appropriate type of anesthesia, the induction of anesthesia, the support of life functions throughout surgery, alleviation of pain while under anesthesia, the awakening or emergence from the anesthetic, assuring a stable and comfortable patient in the recovery phase often including extended post-operative pain management, and any follow up after the surgery.

All anesthesiologists, upon completion of college, have graduated from medical school and then completed a residency program in anesthesiology. Some anesthesiologists may have choosen to obtain further training, through a fellowship, in one of the many subspecialties of anesthesiology such as pediatrics, obstetrics, cardiac, neurosurgery, pain management or intensive care.

All members of Boulder Valley Anesthesiology (BVA) are Board Certified by The American Board of Anesthesiology.

Please see the American Society of Anesthesiologists website for additional information.

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