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Dr. Jeffrey Astbury, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jeffrey Astbury is an anesthesiologist practicing in Allison Park, PA. Dr. Astbury ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anestesiologists specialize in general anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Astbury also might help manage pain after an operation.
26 years Experience
Dr. Jeffrey Astbury, M.D.
  • Allison Park, PA
  • Univ of Pittsburgh Sch of Med, Pittsburgh Pa
  • Accepting new patients

Can anesthesia in elderly patients cause excessive sleep?

Having a procedure requiring anesthesia can certainly lead to more sleeping, but there are a lot of factors involved. Presumably, the patient had surgery which has its effects, READ MORE
Having a procedure requiring anesthesia can certainly lead to more sleeping, but there are a lot of factors involved. Presumably, the patient had surgery which has its effects, fasted before surgery which has its effects, was somewhat dehydrated which has its effects, and took pain medicine after which has its effects. In addition, the patient may have not slept well the night before because of pre-procedure anxiety. There are many factors, but people tend to focus on “anesthesia” as the cause of many things. It it is just one of many causes. Also, remember that most of the time, the procedure was only possible because the patient was anesthetized.

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Jeffrey C. Astbury, MD, FACC, FASE, FASA, CATE, MSBE, MSEE