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 means that as anesthesiologists, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. Some of the concerns […]
Are you about to have surgery? Getting anxious about your procedure? Here are the five questions to ask your anesthesiologist before “going under” anesthesia.
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 […]
Every year, many people find themselves or their loved ones in need of anesthesia to get through their dental procedures. This may be due to extreme anxiety, a young patient that can’t hold still, or perhaps a special needs patient that won’t tolerate the dental work while awake. But how safe is anesthesia at the […]
We here at AnesthesiaMyths.com are very grateful for our growing community. As we take time to be with our families (my wife and I have been blessed with our first child– Katelyn), we would like to wish you and your family a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. As a small “THANK YOU”, we are […]
Not too long ago, while on-call, I got a call that any anesthesiologist hopes to never get in the middle of the night.
Just the other day I had a patient ask me, “Can I wear my contact lenses during surgery and general anesthesia?” I smiled and
In August 2012, the FDA declared that it was studying the use and safety of Codeine after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy in children due to cases of adverse events and deaths in this patient population.
If you are scheduled for surgery, you might be surprised when your surgeon or anesthesiologist recommends a nerve block. Here you’ll find out exactly what it is, how it’s done, what the benefits are, and what complications could arise.