Anesthesiology

The core element of the specialty is the study and use of anesthesia and anesthetics to safely support a patient’s vital functions through the perioperative period.

As a specialty, the core element of anesthesiology is the practice of anesthesia. This comprises the use of various injected and inhaled medications to produce a loss of sensation in patients, making it possible to carry out procedures that would otherwise cause intolerable pain or be technically unfeasible.