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Dr. Sylvia Rodriguez Elias, MD

Anesthesiologist

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Could I be allergic to anaesthesia?

Dont understand very clear. But it is true. A person can be allergic to some anesthetics, muscular relaxants, barbiturates, propofol, local anesthetics, etc. Symptoms could go READ MORE
Dont understand very clear. But it is true. A person can be allergic to some anesthetics, muscular relaxants, barbiturates, propofol, local
anesthetics, etc. Symptoms could go from skin rash, asthma, to a severe form of anaphillactic shock.You must talk with your anesthesiologist to know your
allergies and to prevent complications. Good luck.

Pain in the back. Is it due to epidural?

Pain in injection site could be a complication of epidural anesthesia for childbirth.

What treatment should I get for nerve root compression?

You can try Nsaids like motrin, toradol if you are not allergic to asa. Also epidural steroid injections or root block could help you. Good luck

Vomiting after sugery

Nausea and vomiting is the most common complication of anesthesia in pacu. Many factors are involved, like gender, age, menstrual cycle. Type of surgery more common in laparoscopy, READ MORE
Nausea and vomiting is the most common complication of anesthesia in pacu. Many factors are involved, like gender, age, menstrual cycle. Type of surgery more common in laparoscopy, also related to narcotics opioids. 40%of people will present vomiting postop. Antivomiting medication could help but is not a guarantee. Good luck

What is procedural anesthesia?

It's a type of moderate to mild sedation given to patients to undergo certain non operating room procedures, i.e., endoscopy, cath, etc. Can't be affected cardiovasc or respiratory. READ MORE
It's a type of moderate to mild sedation given to patients to undergo certain non operating room procedures, i.e., endoscopy, cath, etc. Can't be affected cardiovasc or respiratory. Airway must be patent and not entubate spontaneus respiration. It's provided by non anesthesia personal, md, nurses. But must be closely evaluate by anesthesia dpt.

Should all medications be stopped before anesthesia?

Many groups recc 1 or 2 weeks to hold this med. But depends what procedure and condition of patients. Eye surgeries now are done without stopping them if pte is at risk, i.e., READ MORE
Many groups recc 1 or 2 weeks to hold this med. But depends what procedure and condition of patients. Eye surgeries now are done without stopping them if pte is at risk, i.e., stent. Also cardio performs procedures under blood thinning meds. Ortho is different. At least 5 days is required. For elective procedures, I say 1 week.

Can anaesthesia lead to neurological issues?

You dont explain what kind of sugery he had. But neuro and behavior changes could be related due to side effects of anesthesia drugs, i.e., Versed disorientation. Also must be READ MORE
You dont explain what kind of sugery he had. But neuro and behavior changes could be related due to side effects of anesthesia drugs, i.e., Versed disorientation. Also must be rule a cva after anesthesia. My recommendation is a CT scan of the brain and neuro eval. Good luck.

Can anesthesia lead to neurological issues?

Neurological events after general anesthesia is something we anesthesiologist fear. Cerebrovasc accidents could happen. He needs a CT Scan brain and neuro eval.

Do I have to stop taking my vitamins before anesthesia?

I reccomend to stop all natural supplements and vit one to two weeks before surgery.Some vit could affects anesthesia and coagulation .

Sickness after anesthesia?

Nausea and vomiting is the most common complication post anesthesia.Goes from 30% to 70%Incidence.Is more frecuent in woman.non smoker.and in pte under opiods or narcotics.Could READ MORE
Nausea and vomiting is the most common complication post anesthesia.Goes from 30% to 70%Incidence.Is more frecuent in woman.non smoker.and in pte under opiods or narcotics.Could be very annoying but is not fatal.It usually dissapear in 24 or 48 hours.There are certain procedures that is more frecuent as ;laparoscopy..and ear surgeries.Also increase in menses.

Is anesthesia safe for older people with dementia?

Every day patients with senile dementia and Alzheimer's undergo all kinds of surgical procedures. If they are stable cardiovascularly, I don't see any problem. In my practice, READ MORE
Every day patients with senile dementia and Alzheimer's undergo all kinds of surgical procedures. If they are stable cardiovascularly, I don't see any problem. In my practice, I don't have major problems with them. But I recommend to perform procedure in hospital setting with adequately trained anesthesia personnel, because they need sedation and monitoring and sometimes need better control.

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

Little kids are not very cooperative and move a lot as I have seen in my long experience. They need to be sedated for certain procedures and should be managed by trained anesthesia READ MORE
Little kids are not very cooperative and move a lot as I have seen in my long experience. They need to be sedated for certain procedures and should be managed by trained anesthesia personnel and should be carefully monitored.

Is plavix( clopidogrel ) a blood thinner?

In my practice, I recommend to hold plavix 5 preop in this type of procedure. Plavix is an antiplatelet agent. Consult with cardio for the alternatives you have. Good luck READ MORE
In my practice, I recommend to hold plavix 5 preop in this type of procedure. Plavix is an antiplatelet agent. Consult with cardio for the alternatives you have.

Good luck

Is laughing gas ok for someone with anxiety?

N2O, known as laughing gas, is associated with hallucinations. If you are a very nervous person, then you need to be sedated with a stronger medication like benzodiazepine or maybe READ MORE
N2O, known as laughing gas, is associated with hallucinations. If you are a very nervous person, then you need to be sedated with a stronger medication like benzodiazepine or maybe you could need a general anesthetic. Consult with your dentist.

Chance of serious complication from anesthesia?

All anesthetics have a risk..no matter even if it is a local. The clue is to put yourself under the care of an adequately trained professional and follow instructions.

What decides the medication before my surgery?

Premedication is very important in anesthesia. In the past, all patients were premedicated before arriving. I believe because of cost, this changed. But a well premedicated patient READ MORE
Premedication is very important in anesthesia. In the past, all patients were premedicated before arriving. I believe because of cost, this changed. But a well premedicated patient is more cooperative and have less complications.

Nausea after surgery

And i have to add.The day before surgery..avoid..fatty foods.avoid
spicy foods..avoid alcoholic beverages . Just take light meals.And try to
rest.