Preventing postoperative delirium

Dr. Friedberg, a board certified anesthesiologist and author of "Getting Over Going Under: 5 Things You Must Know Before Anesthesia,” applauds the American Geriatrics Society guidelines to prevent postoperative delirium: “Brain monitoring is the best available technology to reduce or eliminate anesthesia brain fog after surgery and it needs to be more widely used as the study suggests. The vast majority of Americans are routinely over-medicated during surgery because their anesthesiologist is not measuring their brain. There are cases every day where families are trying to determine what happened to their loved one’s personality and cognitive skills after a surgery. Sadly, some of these patients will never be the same. The key is to monitor the brain during the surgical procedure.”

Dr. Friedberg is the developer of propofol ketamine (PK) technique designed to maximize patient safety by minimizing the degree to which patients need to be medicated to create the illusion of general anesthesia, i.e., "no hear, no feel.” Located in Los Angeles, Dr. Friedberg has been interviewed by FOX, CNN, truTV, Nancy Grace and People magazine, and commented throughout the Michael Jackson murder trial regarding the use of propofol.

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