Corona del Mar, CA
December 2, 2008
Internationally recognized anesthesiologist, Dr. Barry L. Friedberg was an invited speaker for this year’s annual meeting of the Mexican Society of Anesthesiologists.
His first lecture ‘Why is minimally invasive (or ‘Goldilocks’) anesthesia important?’ was followed by his second entitled ‘PK 101, minimally invasive anesthesia for minimally invasive surgery.’
Said President Dr. Victor Whizar-Lugo:
“On behalf of the Federacion Mexicana de Colegios de Anestesiologia, I want to thank you for your brilliant participation at our LXII Congreso Mexicana de Anestesiologia held in Leon, Mexico last week.
Your lectures as well as your activities in the OR were superb and many of the attendees were very satisfied with the new i.v. anesthesia technique that you used with two Mexican patients.”
Friedberg is the author and editor of the landmark textbook, Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery. Among his goals is the empowerment of patients to ask for the safer, simpler and better anesthesia for elective cosmetic surgery; namely ‘Goldilocks’ anesthesia – that which is neither too much, nor too little but just right; and, whenever possible, to avoid exposure to the unnecessary risks of inhalational agents for this type of surgery.
Inhalational anesthesia with drugs like isoflurane, desflurane or sevoflurane, says Friedberg, have been shown to be inflammatory while propofol, the main drug in ‘Goldilocks’ anesthesia, is known to be an anti-oxidant.
More information is available @ www.cosmeticsurgeryanesthesia.com a patient-oriented, non-commercial site.
Source Cosmetic Surgery Anesthesia