Bariatric Anesthesia is Integral to a Safe, Successful Surgery


Anesthesiologist Jose Martin Celorio, MD, is trained to administer anesthesia during bariatric surgery. Bariatric anesthesia deals with special circumstances, such as when a patient has diabetes or high blood pressure. The anesthesiologist and our surgeons maintain great communication during surgery to ensure safety and a successful procedure.

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The anesthesiologist that usually works with bariatric surgery has another set of skills that you refined a lot more, like difficult airway management, being used to being around patients that have high blood pressure, diabetes, some take antidepressants, and you have to work your way around that and make your anesthesia as safe as possible. That's our primary goal in the anesthesiologist team: keep the patient safe. You see other bariatrics teams and you see them with a different anesthesiologist every single time. What makes us different is it's always us. We're always in tune. We speak a language without speaking. We understand each other's needs at the surgical event, and during the procedure they can tell me how he or she is behaving concerning the vitals, and I usually feed them back that everything's okay. The surgeon has to feel safe as well as the patient. The surgeon can't have an eye on the surgery and another eye on the monitor. He has to be sure that whoever is in the head of the patient is going to be able to take care of his patient.

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