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JM Starkman, MD

(U.S.) Board-Certified anesthesiologist also certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. I can answer questions related and specific to clinical anesthesia issues, problems, concerns and methods--both pediatric and adult. This includes matters that are strictly anesthesia in nature and also in other related medical specialties that impact various patient management decisions (e.g. asthmatic undergoing surgery) during or around the time of an anesthetic. I can answer questions about becoming a physician and specifically an anesthesiologist, and practicing anesthesiology. I am not a researcher or academic, so questions so-related are for someone else. I can tell you what a nightmare government involvement in medicine has been and will continue to be as it escalates.

Mike MacKinnon MSN FNP-C CRNA

I am a former Trauma Flight RN now a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNAs). I can help answer questions on the CRNA profession and clinical anesthesia. I work full time as an independent practice CRNA and have a special interest in regional anesthesia, particularly peripheral nerve blocks. I also teach ultrasound regional anesthesia and lecture all over the country. If I do not know the answer, I will find it for you.

Rex Russell

Any question dealing with general anesthesia issues. With particular emphasis on regional anesthesia.

Dino Kattato MSNA CRNA

Former ICU/ER RN with several years of experience. I can answer questions relating to the CRNA education process, professional issues involved, as well as questions about adult and pediatric clinical anesthesia.

Ronald Levy, M.D.

Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. I am a board certified anesthesiologist who can answer all questions related to any type of Anesthesia with the exception of Pain Management.

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2016-10-20 Anesthesia machine:

Hi there    Thanks for the question.      "there is no O2 sensor where it should be - just the cap"     This is not standard nor is it acceptable because as you note one cannot check the machine.    "they

2016-10-04 Anesthesiologist vs CRNA:

Depending on what state you are in, some CRNAs can work under the direction of a surgeon (with no anesthesiologist present). CRNAs are allowed to manage any anesthetic case (including open heart, etc)

2016-09-30 anesthesia:

Controlled breathing is when you are intubated and your breathing is managed by a ventilator. Even with controlled breathing, the stone will still move and they are not going to stop your breathing every

2016-09-25 if take anti-anxiety med before anesthesia...:

Yes. It is a painful procedure but it can be done under deep sedation. There is nothing wrong with doing it under general. It is extremely safe and probably more comfortable for you but there are options

2016-09-25 if take anti-anxiety med before anesthesia...:

First of all, lithotripsy does not REQUIRE general anesthesia although a lot of people prefer it. They can give you an anxiolytic the night before but more often we give you an injectable version before

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