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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Not too long ago, while on-call, I got a call that any anesthesiologist hopes to never get in the middle of the night.
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 […]
Updated: July 29, 2016 The breathing tube….Will I be intubated with an endotracheal tube during surgery?
Have you had trouble recovering mentally from surgery and anesthesia? Do you feel confused? Learn more from this answer to one guest’s comment.
Degenerative disc disease is a common cause of back pain and/or neck pain. The location of the pain depends on the location of the problematic discs. Usually, the ones that cause pain are the lumbar discs (lower back) and the cervical ones (neck pain).