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Department of Anesthesiology

Welcome to the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Our 56 faculty anesthesiologists, 39 resident anesthesiologists and seven certified nurse anesthetists provide anesthetic services and pain management for over 20,000 patients each year at the University of Utah Hospital, the University of Utah Orthopedic Center, the Moran Eye Center, the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and the Salt Lake Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We strive to deliver anesthesia care with a priority on patient safety and comfort.

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Apr 13, 2016

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The idea to develop Vapor-Clean was sparked by Sakata and partners Drs. Joseph Orr and Dwayne Westenskow’s first invention, the ANEClearTM—an anesthetic reversal device that allows patients to partially rebreathe their own exhaled carbon dioxide to clear inhaled anesthetics from the brain, reducing their time in the operating and recovery room. “We discovered that doctors at Cincinnati Children’s hospital were using the ANEClear to keep anesthetic vapors from coming out of the machine to protect MH-vulnerable patients,” says Sakata. “But ANEClear wasn’t designed to get the gases below the required 5ppm.” ... Read More


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