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Dr. Maneesh C. Sharma, M.D.

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Maneesh C. Sharma, MD is a Johns Hopkins University trained Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Medicine specialist. He is Chief Medical Officer of the Interventional Pain Institute in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Sharma is on the forefront of his field with ongoing research, including training students, residents and physicians across the world. He treats various orthopedic, neurologic and gastrointestinal injuries, diseases and degenerative conditions that cause chronic pain using surgical, medical, regenerative and integrative approaches.


21 years Experience
Dr. Maneesh C. Sharma, M.D.
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Med Coll of Wi, Milwaukee Wi
  • Accepting new patients

Is anesthesia safe for older people with dementia?

That's a very good question. Make sure your primary care physician knows about your concerns, so that they can perform tests to solidify a diagnosis. Typically, the anesthesia READ MORE
That's a very good question. Make sure your primary care physician knows about your concerns, so that they can perform tests to solidify a diagnosis. Typically, the anesthesia for minor dental procedures would not exacerbate his symptoms, as short acting medications and/or volatile anesthetics are used.

Do kids need anesthesia before being taken for a CT scan?

A CT scan is typically of short duration, but if he is not able to lay still (I know my 2 year old wouldn't!), they will most likely give him medication through an IV or orally READ MORE
A CT scan is typically of short duration, but if he is not able to lay still (I know my 2 year old wouldn't!), they will most likely give him medication through an IV or orally to help him relax for that short period of time.

Is plavix( clopidogrel ) a blood thinner?

Plavix is a blood thinner and should be stopped for many surgeries, particularly a knee replacement. Make sure your cardiologist is aware of the surgery and clears you to come READ MORE
Plavix is a blood thinner and should be stopped for many surgeries, particularly a knee replacement. Make sure your cardiologist is aware of the surgery and clears you to come off the medication. He/she may decide to replace it with another medication or have you stop totally. Typically patients stop the medication for 7 days before and restart after 2 days--the specific timing would be determined by your cardiologist and orthopedic surgeon.