We found 10 anesthesiologists near Barboursville, WV.

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Pushpa Nambi -Joseph MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: East Drive, Huntington, WV 25705
Brittany Leigh Adams-Beymer M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 3 Hickory Lane, Pea Ridge, WV 25705
Mr. Eric W. Kutcher CRNA
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 5840 Davis Creek Road, Barboursville, WV 25504
Tyler G. Stapleton CRNA
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 5840 Davis Creek Road, Barboursville, WV 25504
Mr. Thomas J. Giompalo CRNA
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 5 Twin Oaks Drive, 1, WV 25701
Mr. Alex G. Smith CRNA
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 5840 Davis Creek Road, Barboursville, WV 25504
Mrs. Marie Ann Lucas CRNA
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 48 Carriage Lane, 1, WV 25705
Dustin G. Rhodes CRNA
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 5840 Davis Creek Road, Barboursville, WV 25504
Jennifer M. Bruce CRNA
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 5840 Davis Creek Road, Barboursville, WV 25504
Sara Megan Hensley
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Address: 4 Rujon Drive, 1, WV 25705
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What is Anesthesiology?

Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dealing with the safety and comfort of patients during medical procedures, especially surgery. While many people think of anesthesiology as strictly providing pain control, anesthesiologists are also responsible for monitoring and supporting the health of patients during surgery. By paying attention to a patient's vital signs, an anesthesiologist can both judge how effective the anesthesia is working and intervene if there are problems.

In many cases, an anesthesiologist evaluates patients before surgery, manages their health during surgery, and treats their pain after surgery. They may offer general anesthesia (where a patient is 'put under'), local anesthesia to numb a certain area, or sedatives to calm anxiety before a medical procedure. Some anesthesiologists use their training in pain relief to help patients who suffer from chronic or cancer pain.

During a surgical procedure, anesthesiologists monitor the health of their patients. Among other vital signs, they may be watching:
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Oxygen level
  • Body temperature
  • Level of consciousness

If there is a sudden problem during surgery, the anesthesiologist is generally one of the first to know. They act quickly to correct the problem and keep the patient safe through surgery.

More than just the doctor who puts you to sleep, anesthesiologists are highly trained physicians who work to keep you safe and comfortable.
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