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Anesthesiology (pain management)


Anesthesiologists are doctors who specialize in pain relief and the care of patients having surgery and medical procedures.

Before and during surgery, they give you anesthesia and watch your breathing, heart rhythm, blood pressure and other vital signs.




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Source: American Society of Anesthesiologists

First published: 03/14/2007
Last updated: 04/05/2010

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics