Take an active role in your healthcare and learn effective ways to choose and communicate with all members of your healthcare team, including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
An anesthesiologist is a doctor trained to administer anesthesia. Learn what the job entails, training involved, and how anesthesia is delivered safely.
Nausea and vomiting following surgery are common side effects resulting from anesthesia used during surgery. Here are tips to cope.
Learn what to expect on the day of surgery when you have a Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy). Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons.
Learn how high blood pressure is managed before, during, and after surgery and if having high blood pressure affects the timing of surgery.
Cricothyrotomy is a procedure where a breathing tube is emergently placed through the cricothyroid membrane into the trachea.
What exactly is mediastinoscopy, what can you expect, and what are some possible complications of the procedure? Are there alternatives?
A certified clinical perfusionist is a medical technician trained to perform cardiopulmonary bypass and operate a heart-lung machine during surgery.
Companies that sell joint replacement implants may have a sales rep in the OR during your surgery. Here's why you should care.
Learn more about the medications used before, during, and after surgery, including antibiotics, anesthetic agents, and pain relievers.
Exploratory laparotomy is an open surgery done to visualize the abdominal cavity. Read about the surgery, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons.