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Anesthesiology [ann-ess-TEE-see-AH-loh-jee] is the use of anesthetics [an-es-THET-iks], medicines that stop you from feeling pain. Anesthesia is a safe procedure and lets doctors operate on parts of your body more safely, without you being awake or feeling pain.
A patient is given anesthesia just prior to surgery.

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An endoscopy [en-DOS-kuh-pee] is a procedure that allows your doctor to look inside your digestive track.