A respected presence in the Manchester, New Hampshire medical community, Dr. Brian Klagges practices at the Interventional Spine Center of Elliot Hospital. Also a partner with one of the largest anesthesiology groups in the region, Brian Klagges, MD, is active with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
The ASA recently issued guidelines designed to reduce the incidence of pre- and post-surgery confusion among older patients. The concern is temporary postoperative delirium, which causes issues such as confusion and disorientation, with patients not fully aware of their surroundings. More serious postoperative cognitive dysfunction involves developing difficulties in learning and concentrating, as well as potential long-term memory loss.
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