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My Biggest Fear as a Parent and a Way to Make a Difference: the #EatSAFE Project

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

    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 […]

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An Infant Airway Obstruction at 3 AM: How an Iphone App Helped Me Out

| May 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Not too long ago, while on-call, I got a call that any anesthesiologist hopes to never get in the middle of the night. 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. […]

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Codeine after Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Surgery in Kids: New FDA Warning

| March 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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. 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 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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Ear Tubes and Anesthesia

| January 2, 2013 | 10 Comments

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

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Pediatric Anesthesia: a quick video for parents

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here is a quick video for parents that are concerned about their kid’s 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. […]

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Your Kid’s Surgery: what you can expect & what happens in the OR

| April 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Few things scare parents as much as the thought of their child having to undergo general anesthesia.   How do you prepare them beforehand? Why can’t I feed them? Will they get poked for an IV? Will they be in pain? What happens once they head back to the OR? And what are the risks […]

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