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Michael Jackson Propofol Expert, Barry Friedberg MD, Spoke at Pan Pacific Surgery Meeting
Date:1/19/2010

Office-based anesthesia (OBA) presents a unique problem set for anesthesiologists to solve. Patients must wake up quickly and able to go home pain, nausea and vomiting free. “Propofol ketamine or PK anesthesia is a powerful solution that has set a higher standard of care for patient safety in outpatient surgery,” says Dr. F. Don Parsa, Chief of University of Hawaii plastic surgery.

(PRWEB) -- Prominent, board certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Barry Friedberg, recently cited propofol expert in People Magazine’s August 10th Michael Jackson article, spoke at the Biennial Pan Pacific Surgeons’ meeting in Honolulu on Tuesday, Jan. 12th.

The lecture was delivered at the plastic surgeons’ breakout session. Nonetheless, many non-plastic surgeons were also very interested in his powerful message for patient safety.

Office-based surgery is growing at rates not seen since the 1980s. Cosmetic surgeries and many third party covered surgeries are moving to the office setting for the dramatic cost savings over hospital and surgery center based settings.

Office-based anesthesia (OBA) presents a unique problem set for anesthesiologists to solve. Patients must wake up quickly and able to go home pain, nausea and vomiting free.

“Propofol ketamine or PK anesthesia is a powerful solution that has set a higher standard of care for patient safety in outpatient surgery,” says Dr. F. Don Parsa, Chief of University of Hawaii plastic surgery.

Giving Michael Jackson propofol at home is not that dissimilar to giving it in OBA. Both are ‘remote’ settings. In Jackson’s death, none of the three critical patient safety elements (i.e. visual observation, pulse oximetry and brain monitoring) were apparently present.

Propofol is short acting, amnesia and sleep producing, anti-nausea, and anti-oxidant. Pr
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