With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Bhavesh R. Patel is one of the most seasoned and respected interventional physiatrists in the Greater Waterbury, Connecticut area. In order to remain on the cutting edge of non-operative spine care, Dr. Patel is active in numerous professional and academic organizations including the North American Spine Society, Interventional Spinal Intervention Society, American College of Sports Medicine, American Pain Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pain Management and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Patients under general anesthesia must undergo continuous physiological monitoring to ensure safety. In the US, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) have established minimum monitoring guidelines for patients receiving general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, or sedation. This includes electrocardiography (ECG), heart rate, blood pressure, inspired and expired gases, oxygen saturation of the blood (pulse oximetry), and temperature.  In the UK the Association of Anaesthetists (AAGBI) have set minimum monitoring guidelines for general and regional anesthesia. For minor surgery, this generally includes monitoring of heart rate , oxygen saturation , blood pressure , and inspired and expired concentrations for oxygen , carbon dioxide , and inhalational anesthetic agents. For more invasive surgery, monitoring may also include temperature, urine output, blood pressure, central venous pressure , pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery occlusion pressure , cardiac output , cerebral activity , and neuromuscular function. In addition, the operating room environment must be monitored for ambient temperature and humidity, as well as for accumulation of exhaled inhalational anesthetic agents, which might be deleterious to the health of operating room personnel.