My opinion: Considering that anesthesiologists are some of the highest paid professionals in medicine, many people believe that they should be replaced by assistants, such as certified registered nurses anesthetists (CRNAs), or even by robots. The issue is, their replacements may not always provide adequate care, especially with complex surgical procedures. Many states have already allowed for CRNAs to practice independently of anesthesiologists. I believe that CRNAs and robots may be used in certain scenarios instead of anesthesiologists. These doctors may not be eliminated, but will be used to a lesser extent to save money. Do you think this will occur? Feel free to comment.