Bleeding Disorders in the Operating Room: Interview with Anesthesiologist Samuel Smith

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Hosted by: Holly Olsen
Guest: Samuel Smith MD, MPH

Dr. Smith

Holly sits down with Harvard-trained anesthesiologist Dr. Samuel Smith at his home in Santa Barbara, California. Together they discuss his connection to hematology and his experiences dealing with patients affected by bleeding disorders. He details what a patient can do to prepare for surgery, how anesthesiologists prepare for a surgery of someone with a bleeding disorder, and which types of scenarios to avoid when dealing with a potential surgery if you have a bleeding disorder.

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