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Anesthesia Safety

At Ivory Anesthesia SAFETY is our TOP PRIORITY

Our Anesthesia providers have decades of combined experience and have each done thousands of anesthetics with great track-records.   We are in constant attendance and are DEDICATED to your care. 


Although anesthesia has risks, they are low compared to other risks we encounter daily.  According to one report, 38,000 people die on roadways every year whereas some research estimates only 34 deaths per year are directly attributed to anesthesia alone  ( Link to anesthsia research, Link to driving research)


Decades ago, Anesthesia WAS much more dangerous simply because anesthesia providers had no way to monitor a patient's heart and lungs.  Even oxygen levels were unknown during anesthesia.  Much of anesthesia was done by "feel" rather than science.  It was a dangerous guessing game.


Modern anesthesia barely resembles historic anesthesia even as recent as the 1970s and 1980s.  At Ivory Anesthesia we utilize state-of-the-art, hospital-grade equipment including pulse oximetry, ekg, capnography, anesthesia gas monitoring, recovery monitors, video laryngoscopy, anesthesia machine monitors and alarms, and electronic non-invasive blood pressure monitoring. 

Training has also improved over the decades. Our Anesthesia providers are  fully equipped and trained to handle the full cope of anesthesia protocols, including advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS).

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