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ACL RECONSTRUCTION

Great video detailing ACL Reconstruction. Metro Anesthesia works with many surgeons who specialize in this procedure, and we will always work together to give you the best surgical experience possible!

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THE LAST OF THE IRON LUNGS

Did you know that there are still some people today who utilize iron lungs? Paul Alexander, from right here in Dallas, contracted polio at the age of 6 and has since been paralyzed from the neck down. But what is truly remarkable is how much he has been able to...

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FACE TRANSPLANTATION

An absolutely amazing surgery! In 1997, Richard Norris suffered from a gruesome shotgun accident in which his nose, cheekbones, lips, tongue, teeth, jaw and chin were all blown off. This is the video describing his groundbreaking 36 hour face transplantation in 2012,...

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THE SNIFFING POSITION

The sniffing position involves patient flexion of the neck on the body, and extension of the head on the neck. This allows for optimal conditions for your anesthesiologist to place a breathing tube. In this amazing video, the benefit of this position is shown by...

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TECHNOLOGY AND ANESTHESIA

Technology has allowed for many different ways to intubate patients for surgery: lightwands, video laryngroscopes, bougie catheters, intubating LMAs, etc. In this video from Japan, a device similar to a video laryngoscope but with a slight modification to guide an...

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KNOW WHO WILL BE ADMINISTERING YOUR ANESTHESIA – PART 2

Anesthesia has become much safer over the years as scientific and technological advancements continue to be made every day in our field. However, it is still very important to know who will be administering your anesthesia, no matter how minor the procedure. Two...

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HOW GLOVES ARE MADE

Ever wonder how the gloves we wear in hospitals and clinics are made? Check out this amazing video to learn more about the process!

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A GORILLA IN THE OPERATING ROOM

Unbelievable! Imagine waking up one day and then receiving a call saying that you are actually going to be consulted and possibly operating on a gorilla! Well, that's exactly what happened to the surgical team at the Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. A very...

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MAKING YOUR SURGICAL EXPERIENCE BETTER

If you are a patient with an upcoming surgery, there are a few things you can do to make the day smoother for both you and your anesthesiologist. Metro Anesthesia is always here to answer any additional questions you may have, so feel free to reach out!

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HOW OUR FOREFATHERS PROVIDED ANESTHESIA

An amazing video! Anesthesia has definitely come a long way since the use of ether and the days of no pulse oximeter, airway equipment, or safety alarms. A strong reliance on only their clinical skills to assess patient safety and anesthetic depth made our forefathers...

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