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Who is taking Care of Me?

Anesthesiologist - A medical doctor who specializes in the use of medicines to produce a partial or complete loss of sensation and/or consciousness for patients. Your anesthesiologist will administer the medications needed to manage and control pain during, and immediately after, surgery.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) - A registered nurse who is certified in providing anesthesia under the immediate and direct supervision of an anesthesiologist.

Nurses - Trained healthcare-licensed professionals who will work with other members of your healthcare team to aid you during your treatment and recovery.

Occupational Therapists - Trained professionals who help you to focus on maximizing your ability to regain functional independence in activities of daily living and functional mobility in the home, workplace and community, while maintaining physical, physiological and emotional health.

Physician Assistants (PAs)
- Licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician; they can conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive healthcare, assist in surgery and write prescriptions.

Physical Therapists
- Licensed professionals who work to restore function, improve mobility and decrease pain with the goal of re-establishing a patient’s prior functional level.

- Medical doctors who treat diseases, injuries and deformities of the body. Your surgeon will be your main contact person if you have any questions regarding your surgery.

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