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Anesthesia and Young Brains: How Safe is it?

| February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

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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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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Smoking and Anesthesia: What’s at Risk?

| May 20, 2013 | 6 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 None. I got awesome sleep. Serious bruising and pain iside […]

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Can I Wear Dentures During Surgery?

| March 24, 2013 | 26 Comments

Patients will often ask, “Can I wear my dentures during my surgery and general anesthesia?” Every patient is unique. Removing dentures may feel like a minor inconvenience to some and a real personal, emotional issue for others. Some feel uncomfortable removing them in front of close family members or even their spouses. What General Anesthesia […]

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Can I Wear Contact Lenses During Surgery and Anesthesia?

| March 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

Just the other day I had a patient ask me, “Can I wear my contact lenses during surgery and general anesthesia?” I smiled and 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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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 None. I got awesome […]

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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? 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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Scared of Anesthesia

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are you scared of anesthesia? Is this fear making you dread having surgery? 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 got the tube inserted at all. Procedure was not performed. my […]

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