In this video, Dr. David Sherer, anesthesiologist and author of Bottom Line’s What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You blog, lists three questions that surgical patients should ask their anesthesiologists prior to surgery. What are my options for anesthesia? Often, there may be more than one choice, and side effects may vary greatly among them. Who is responsible for pain control following the surgery—the surgeon or the anesthesiologist—and what will he/she do to help me stay comfortable? And finally, what relief is available in the event of nausea or vomiting?

David Sherer, MD, is an American physician, inventor, and author. He currently practices anesthesiology in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and is a tireless advocate for hospitalized patients. For more great tips from Dr. Sherer, check out his other videos and Bottom Line blog “What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You.”

For more with Dr. Sherer, click here for his podcast and video interviews, or purchase his memoir, The House of Black and White: My Life with and Search for Louise Johnson Morris.