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Who is Giving Your Anesthesia During Surgery?


Updated August 14, 2011

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Who Is Giving Your Anesthesia
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Anesthesia is given by a wide range of medical practitioners for many different reasons. The training and experience level of anesthesia providers varies greatly, ranging from a four-year residency in anesthesia to training classes added to a dental school program.

While many people take great care in choosing their surgeon, they often neglect to choose their anesthesia provider, accepting whatever anesthesia provider is assigned to their procedure. Find out who might be giving your anesthesia and what level of training they have had in order to provide anesthesia.

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