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Patients can meet with the anesthesiologist a week or more before elective surgery at our pre-admission testing center, at which time the physician discusses the treatment plan and the patient will have an opportunity to ask questions or express concerns. The anesthesiologist’s role may continue post-surgically with the management of pain-control agents. For example, in 95 percent of the total knee replacements done today at Danbury, the associated femoral nerve is continuously infused with a local anesthetic post-surgically to allow the patient to get out of bed and begin rehabilitation as soon as possible. In this way, such serious complications as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), previously an associated risk arising from post-surgical bed rest and inactivity, are minimized.