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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.

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.

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.

Mike MacKinnon MSN FNP-C CRNA

On Vacation
returns 05/23/2017
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.

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2017-04-15 Anesthesia hangover:

You should not have a problem with the anesthesia. Let your anesthesiologist know about your sensitivity to medications and he will adjust the dosing accordingly. Adding pain killers like Fentanyl etc

2017-04-02 long term memory loss:

There are so many variables with respect to the fine nuances and individualities each patient may bring to this issue that I'd recommend you review my prior answers on this site about contacting the anesthesiologist

2017-03-26 Chiils/sweats/nauseau/fatigue a month after surgery..:

It's not the anesthesia. Ondansetron is specifically for nausea but if it doesn't work, no need to take it. The only other reason I can think of for low grade fever and chills is a bacteremia (or subacute

2017-03-26 Chills/sweats/nausea/tiredness 4 weeks after surgery:

Hi Andrea,    Sorry for the delay in response.  I will offer my knowledge and professional opinion(s) to the best of my ability.    In general, as we age, it becomes more difficult, and time-consuming

2017-03-17 Suboxone and anesthetic:

Surgeons are generally not trained in pain management and don't get paid to 'do it'--so your predicament is only surprising in that the "anesthetic doc" "seems" "unsure". A board-certified anesthesiologist

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