Anesthesia specialists are responsible for making informed
medical decisions to provide comfort and maintain vital life functions while
you are receiving anesthesia and in recovery.
specialists include anesthesiologists, general practitioners specially trained
in anesthesiology, and dentists.
Anesthesiologists are medical
doctors who, after obtaining their medical degree, complete an additional 5
years of specialized training in an accredited anesthesiology residency
program. They are certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada. As medical doctors, they have a wide range of knowledge about
medicines, medical care for diseases, how the human body works, and how it
responds to the stress of surgery.
In many hospitals, general
practitioners with specialized training in anesthesiology may administer
Dentists knowledgeable about medicines and pain
requirements of dental care may administer anesthesia that is appropriate for
the type of dental procedure.