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  • Spinal Anesthesia Yields Savings

Spinal Anesthesia Yields Savings for Spine Surgery

Whether or not a spine surgery is considered successful depends on a number of factors. In addition to addressing the symptoms and underlying issues with a patient’s spine, surgeons must also take into consideration time spent in the operating room, recovery outlook, and overall costs. Since anesthesia services play such an important role in a surgeon being able to perform

  • Safety of Anesthesia

Safety of Anesthesia in an Office-Based Setting

The use of office-based anesthesia procedures has continued to grow in popularity in recent years, as processes become safer and more efficient for medical professionals and patients. Rather than having to wait to have a procedure completed in a hospital, which can create a backlog of cases and drain valuable resources, patients can opt to have some procedures performed in

  • Quality Reporting for Anesthesia Services

Quality Reporting for Anesthesia Services

Over the past decade, quality reporting has proven to be a delicate process for medical service providers. Especially for those that provide anesthesia services to patients, quality reporting measures can be confusing because, while professionals want to report accurate information, there have been evolving categories and rules surrounding how to best report the use of anesthesia during a procedure. By

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How Opioid Free Anesthesia Reduces Post-Op Nausea

With the current opioid crisis affecting the United States and other places around the globe, primary care physicians, specialists and surgeons alike are working to find ways to effectively treat patients while limiting the risk potential prescription dependence. One such area of concern is the administration of anesthesia, as well as post surgical pain management. Opioids have been used as

By |November 15th, 2017|0 Comments
  • Procedures in Outpatient Settings

Anesthesia Services for procedures in Outpatient Settings

Strategy Anesthesia specializes in providing anesthesia for outpatient procedures in the office and procedures performed in ambulatory surgery centers. Prior to a procedure requiring anesthesia services, a history, and physical examination is completed and documented no more than 30 days before or 24 hours after admission. Our medical records include an updated examination of the patient (if they had been

By |October 24th, 2017|0 Comments
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Virtual Reality Videos Reduce Preoperative Anxiety in Children

A recent study has shown that children who watched virtual reality videos before surgery were less likely to exhibit signs of anxiety. Researchers have found that children who watched a four-minute virtual reality video of a cartoon character touring an operating room, while explaining how things worked, helped to reduced preoperative anxiety. This was compared to another group of children

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What’s Important When Choosing an Anesthesia Group

When choosing an Anesthesia Group to provide services to your ASC or Office-Based practice there are many aspects to consider. Having clarity up front and good communication in a partnership with an anesthesia group is essential.  Anesthesia groups can do an excellent job in maximizing throughput and reducing costs by enabling the practitioners to do more procedures while optimizing a

  • Long-Duration Pain Relief

Compound Targets Non-opioid Pain Pathway, Provides Long-Duration Pain Relief

Researchers at the University of Utah have isolated a compound derived from snail venom that appears to target a pain pathway not associated with opioids. The compound, Rg1A, was tested in rodent models, and was found to effectively block a pain pathway receptor, with a pain relieving effect that outlasted the presence of the compound in the animal. Investigator Baldomera

  • Prevention Makes Perfect

Prevention Makes Perfect

Prevention Makes Perfect! A Dietary Approach for Reducing GI Disease The CDC estimates that in 2012, 117 million Americans had one or more chronic health conditions, most of which involve problems with the gastrointestinal tract. An astounding 86% of health care spending was allocated toward treating chronic disease that year! Gastrointestinal disorders afflict 60 million to 70 million Americans; reducing

By |February 13th, 2017|0 Comments
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MAC Anesthesia and Pain Management

The specialty of pain management includes the utilization of many spinal interventional procedures including intralaminar and transforaminal epidural injections, facet joint and medical branch nerve blocks, radiofrequency neruolysis of nerves, sympathetic nerve blocks, implantation of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps, as well as intradiscal procedures. Although considered minimally invasive these procedures possess inherent potential danger. Pain management procedures involve

By |January 26th, 2017|0 Comments
  • Why are Anesthesiologists Needed?

Why are Anesthesiologists Needed?

Why Anesthesiologists Are Needed Anesthesiologists train for years, learning exactly how anesthesiology drugs affect individual patients. As advances in technology have made it safe to offer anesthesiology to patients who were once ineligible for the procedure, the skill and expertise of these doctors, as well as trained anesthesiology nurses, has become essential to ensuring these patients are safely put under

By |January 18th, 2017|0 Comments
  • Office-Based Anesthesia and Surgery

GROWING TREND FOR SURGERY TO BE DONE IN A DOCTOR’S OFFICE

GROWING TREND FOR SURGERY TO BE DONE IN A DOCTOR’S OFFICE Office-Based Anesthesia and Surgery Doctors are doing more than just checkups in their offices these days. Advances in medical technology have made it possible for physicians to perform more advanced and more complex surgical procedures in their offices. Whether it’s a tummy-tuck or a biopsy, every surgical procedure performed

By |December 27th, 2016|0 Comments
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Changing the patient’s position increases number of polyps detected in colonoscopy

In patients undergoing colonoscopy, examining the right side of the colon while the patient lies on the left side increased the detection of polyps and adenomas, compared with examining the patient in the supine position, according to a study published in the September issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Examining the right side of the colon with the patient lying on their

By |December 14th, 2016|0 Comments