What is Sedasys?

The Sedasys computer-assisted personalized sedation (CAPS) system is an anesthesiology machine that aims to automate anesthesia delivery(2). If successful, this machine would greatly reduce the need for anesthesiologists.

Why did sedasys fail?

Sedasys was first submitted for FDA approval in 2010, when it was rejected due to safety concerns. The device finally won approval in 2013, but only under a set of strict restrictions, including a requirement that an anesthesia provider be on-call for emergencies.

Will anesthesiologists be needed in the future?

An aging population, an increased volume of surgery, and an increased demand for anesthesia personnel. As the baby boomers age, there will be an increased number of surgeries on older, sicker patients. Anesthesia personnel will be in great demand. Anesthesiology will become more and more a shift-work job.

Will robots replace anesthesiologists?

The good news for procedural physicians such as anesthesiologists or surgeons is this: it’s unlikely any AI computer or robot will be able to independently replace the manual skills such as airway management, endotracheal intubation, or surgical excision.

Will nurses replace anesthesiologists?

A nurse cannot replace a physician. Physician anesthesiologists have nearly five times the clinical training and nearly double the education of nurse anesthetists.

What is the highest salary for an anesthesiologist?

Anesthesiologists made a median salary of $208,000 in 2019. The best-paid 25 percent made $208,000 that year, while the lowest-paid 25 percent made $208,000.

Who gets paid more surgeon or anesthesiologist?

Anesthesiologists are highly paid medical professionals, with an average income that exceeds all others in the field. In fact, the average pay for anesthesiologists is about $1,175 more per month than the second-highest paid medical professionals – surgeons.

When should an anesthesiologist retire?

“The mean age for retirement among American anesthesiologists is 63.3 years. The most frequent reasons cited for retirement are on-call responsibilities, followed by diminishing reimbursement, lack of professional satisfaction, personal health concerns and changes in the health care environment.