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The secret life of your body under anesthesia

 

Last updated 2/11/2022 at 3:04pm

Anesthesia is made up of different stages, all under the keen eye of an anesthesiologist. Village News/Courtesy photo

Shelby Ramsey

Special to the Village News

When getting ready to have surgery, a patient is normally briefed by the surgeon, the nursing staff, and the anesthesiologist as to what will take place during the operation and what they can expect afterward. But, have you ever wondered what's really going on with your body while you're asleep under anesthesia?

Dr. Bryan Marascalchi, assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discussed the process quite expertly.

"[Anesthesia] is really kind of a mixture of different com...



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