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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 | 3 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.

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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.

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The Blood Patch: Info You Can Use

| April 20, 2013 | 93 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 So you are getting a blood patch for a spinal headache.  What is a blood patch?

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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!

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Itching After Anesthesia and Surgery

| February 28, 2013 | 16 Comments

Here’s another great question and answer covering itching after surgery and anesthesia.

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

| February 27, 2013 | 189 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.

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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?

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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.

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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? 

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Anesthesia for Lap Band Surgery

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you having bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery, lap band surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric bypass surgery? What kind of anesthesia will you have?

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Epidural Side Effects for the Laboring Patient

| January 31, 2013 | 60 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 Getting an epidural but curious about potential epidural side effects? Your answers are here.

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Scared of Anesthesia

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you scared of anesthesia? Is this fear making you dread having surgery?

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Breathing Tube: Intubated with an Endotracheal Tube

| January 19, 2013 | 380 Comments

Updated: July 29, 2016 The breathing tube….Will I be intubated with an endotracheal tube during surgery?

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Naked During Surgery?

| January 13, 2013 | 16 Comments

This is not an uncommon fear. I don’t want to have the whole world see me naked during surgery either.

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Ear Tubes and Anesthesia

| January 2, 2013 | 8 Comments

Is your child going to have ear tubes soon?  Read about what type of anesthesia to expect here.

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The Meat Locker: Why the Operating Room is Cold & What We Do About It

| December 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

Have you ever entered an operating room and wondered why it is so cold in there?  

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Visit the Anesthesia Forum

| December 26, 2012 | 10 Comments

Our anesthesia forum is now up and running!  Take a look and let us know what you think.  Anyone can visit and anyone is free to post.  

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Confused after Surgery: Post-Operative Cognitive Decline

| November 16, 2012 | 17 Comments

Have you had trouble recovering mentally from surgery and anesthesia?  Do you feel confused?  Learn more from this answer to one guest’s comment.

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Chest Pain and Anesthesia

| November 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Worried about having chest pain and undergoing anesthesia?  Read one of the site’s best question and answer series below.

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