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An anesthesiologist renders the patient pain free during surgery and other procedures. Anesthesiologists determine the appropriate anesthetics to be used during surgery; and during the surgical process administer drugs, breathe for the patient, and determine when and how blood products and intravenous fluids will be administered. Following surgery they also monitor the patient in the recovery room, and when necessary in intensive care. Anesthesiologists are also consultants in the management of chronic pain.