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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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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 Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at […]

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Smoking and Anesthesia: What’s at Risk?

| May 20, 2013 | 4 Comments

Are you a smoker who is about to have surgery and anesthesia? Are you worried about the effects of anesthesia in smokers? These answers and more to follow. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got […]

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The Blood Patch: Info You Can Use

| April 20, 2013 | 120 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 So you are getting a blood patch for a spinal headache.  What is a blood patch? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not […]

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Labor Epidural Video: The Best One to Watch

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you curious about labor epidurals? Check out the newest video about epidurals! What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. None. I got awesome sleep. my […]

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Itching After Anesthesia and Surgery

| February 28, 2013 | 20 Comments

Here’s another great question and answer covering itching after surgery and anesthesia. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. None. I got awesome sleep. my sides […]

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What is a Nerve Block?: Your Guide to Regional Anesthesia

| February 27, 2013 | 207 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 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. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore […]

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The Types of Anesthesia: Your Definitive 5 Minute Guide

| February 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Curious about the different types of anesthesia?  What is the difference between local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and conscious sedation? How about nerve blocks, spinals, and epidural anesthesia? And exactly how much alcohol is in a bier block? What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious […]

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The Day of Surgery

| February 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

The day of surgery can provoke a variety of emotions, from excitement to anxiety and sometimes fear.  Learn about the important events on the day of surgery so that you can be more informed. What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain […]

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The Labor Epidural: Is it Dangerous For Me & My Baby?

| February 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

Many women have had a labor epidural.  And many women have strong opinions, for and against labor epidurals.  Want to learn more?  What General Anesthesia Side Effect have you experienced, if any? Nausea/Vomiting Sore Throat Decreased Mental Function Itchiness Serious bruising and pain iside back of mouth. Never got the tube inserted at all. Procedure […]

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