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 […]
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 […]
Are you about to have surgery? Getting anxious about your procedure? Here are the five questions to ask your anesthesiologist before “going under” anesthesia.
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.
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?
Many folks have questions about strokes (or cerebrovascular accidents) as it relates to undergoing surgery and anesthesia. Perhaps they have suffered a stroke in the past and are now concerned about having anesthesia. Or maybe they are just concerned about the effects of anesthesia on the brain and naturally start thinking about strokes. In this […]
Many women have had a labor epidural. And many women have strong opinions, for and against labor epidurals. Want to learn more?