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Anesthesia and Young Brains: How Safe is it?

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Is anesthesia safe for young brains? If your kid needs surgery, this difficult topic is sure to grab your attention. The FDA recently released a safety advisory on the use of General Anesthetics and Sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat […]

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Does the Anesthesiologist Stay with me the Entire Time?

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Updated: July 28 2016 Recently, the second most common question posed to me by patients has been: Do you stay with me during the entire surgery?  Fortunately, in our anesthesiology practice, I can say, “Yes!  I am by your side for the entire surgery.” Dr. Dave and I practice in an all-physician anesthesiology practice.  This […]

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Propofol: How Safe is it?

| November 23, 2014 | 13 Comments

Propofol has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons. It started with the Michael Jackson tragedy, and has continued with the unfortunate events surrounding the death of Joan Rivers. The use of propofol has been implicated in both celebrity deaths. And because of the media coverage surrounding these events, there has been […]

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Guest Podcast with Straight Shot Health: Are Labor Epidurals Dangerous?

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently was asked to do another podcast with Dr. Kevin at straightshothealth.com. The topic this time around was the danger of labor epidurals. It was an honor to be requested again, especially knowing all the great information Dr. Kevin provides on that site. The topic of labor epidurals is an important one. There are all sorts of […]

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My Biggest Fear as a Parent and a Way to Make a Difference: the #EatSAFE Project

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

    Few things have been as rewarding and fulfilling as fatherhood. Something magical happens when our little ones look at us with big, warm, innocent eyes. How can you not melt when your little girl rests her head on your shoulder and looks at you with those eyes!     And one of my […]

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Our First Podcast: Dr. Dave on Straight Shot Health Talk

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

I recently had the chance to participate in my first ever podcast! This podcast was recorded with Dr. Kevin over at Straight Shot Health Talk. Despite all the nerves about doing an interview (we did it all in one take), it was a fantastic experience. Sure, it’s weird to hear yourself speak, with all the […]

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Difficult Airway: The Aftermath

| August 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

Having a “difficult airway” is a very serious thing. Depending on the type and extent of problems associated with the airway, the situation could turn into a life-threatening one. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain […]

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Insider’s Guide to General Anesthesia Side Effects

| July 31, 2013 | 385 Comments

Updated: July 28, 2016 If you, or a loved one, are scheduled for surgery and you are wondering about the risks and side effects of general anesthesia, this article is for you. Don’t worry. You probably won’t wake up looking like this guy! Undergoing general anesthesia can be a source of anxiety for many people. […]

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5 Questions You Should Ask Your Anesthesiologist Before Going Under

| July 27, 2013 | 5 Comments

Are you about to have surgery? Getting anxious about your procedure? Here are the five questions to ask your anesthesiologist before “going under” anesthesia. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never […]

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Kate Middleton Choosing Hypno-Birth? Here’s Her “Back Up” Plan

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rumors are swirling that Kate Middleton is considering hypno-birth as her strategy to deal with the challenges of labor pain. Briefly, hypno birth is a strategy to calm, relax, and self-hypnotize the body in an effort to reduce the pain of childbirth. Deep breathing and other relaxation techniques are used in hopes of decreasing the […]

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