Dr Anderson studied medicine at Newcastle University, trained in the North East in anaesthesia and worked as a consultant at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne from 2007-2013. She moved to the South West and Derriford Hospital in July 2013 and is the Lead for Pre-operative Assessment.
General areas of expertise:
Anaesthesia for ENT, hepato-biliary surgery, orthopaedics and trauma surgery, vascular surgery and urology.
Dr Anderson has extensive experience providing anaesthesia and critical care cover for high risk patients undergoing major elective and emergency surgery, utilising intra-operative monitoring, enhanced recovery programmes and appropriate critical care services to minimise surgical risk and optimise peri-operative care to improve patient outcomes.
Particular areas of expertise:
Pre-operative assessment, cardiopulmonary exercise testing and shared decision making
Dr Anderson's role in the multidisciplinary team involves assessment and preparation of complex, high risk patients for surgery using a combination of patient review, investigation and treatment of co-existing medical conditions and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. This enables a treatment plan produced with close co-operation with the patient, surgeon, MDT, cardiologist, anaesthetist and critical care team incorporating an individualised risk assessment, the individuals wishes and surgeons and peri-operative teams expertise.
Research in cardiopulmonary exercise testing and assessment of high risk patients.
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