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Dr. Brandon Lucas Villarreal, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

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33 years Experience
Dr. Brandon Lucas Villarreal, M.D.
  • Murrieta, CA
  • Univ of Cincinnati Coll of Med, Cincinnati Oh
  • Accepting new patients

Can anesthesia cause laryngospasm?

Yes, very much so! Particularly if you smoke, have an upper respiratory infection or a chronic cough. If possible, maybe your procedure may be done under IV sedation. All experienced READ MORE
Yes, very much so! Particularly if you smoke, have an upper respiratory infection or a chronic cough. If possible, maybe your procedure may be done under IV sedation. All experienced anesthesiologists are skilled in reducing your incidence for laryngospams.

Is it possible to have local anesthesia for a surgical procedure on my foot?

Yes, it’s very possible to have a local anesthetic block with sedation, or what you describe as a twilight sleep.

I'm terrified about having my wisdom teeth pulled! Can I request general anesthesia?

Ideally, with dental molar local anesthetic blocks combined with protocol infusion you will do just fine! If you really are anxious and afraid of moving during the procedure I READ MORE
Ideally, with dental molar local anesthetic blocks combined with protocol infusion you will do just fine! If you really are anxious and afraid of moving during the procedure I would recommend general anesthesia.

Why do I have dry mouth after the anesthesia?

You were most likely given Robinul. Robinul will dry your mouth.

What if my anesthesia stops working in the middle of the surgery?

It’s highly unlikely you will be awake during a general anesthetic, though hearing sounds during surgery is possible. Usually during induction and emergence. People may hear sounds, READ MORE
It’s highly unlikely you will be awake during a general anesthetic, though hearing sounds during surgery is possible. Usually during induction and emergence. People may hear sounds, but don’t describe pain.

Is anesthesia needed for a fistula procedure?

I am assuming it’s a AV fistula for renal dialysis? This may be done under local anesthesia with IV sedation.

I'll be having surgery to rebuild my jaw. Am wondering about length of procedure and anesthesia management during surgery.

The anesthetic is a general. The length of the procedure determines how much anesthesia you receive. Anesthesiologists do provide anesthesia as do nurse anesthetist.

Will my homeopathy medication contradict with my anesthesia?

Yes, very much so! Please tell your surgeon you are on homeopathic remedies. Some may make you prone to bruising and bleeding.

What are the risks of anesthesia for a patient with heart problems?

Yes, there are risks for a heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Please see that your mom sees her cardiologist prior to surgery and clears her for her hip operation. Hip operations READ MORE
Yes, there are risks for a heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Please see that your mom sees her cardiologist prior to surgery and clears her for her hip operation. Hip operations may be completed under spinal anesthesia.

Is confusion normal after anesthesia?

Yes, very much so. May last up to a month.

Will anesthesia also reduce my post operative pain?

Yes it will. During surgery your anesthesiologist has a tool box filled with medications that will reduce your pain post operatively.

Does liposuction require anesthesia?

During liposuction the subcutaneous tissue is infused with a liquid that contains lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic and this you won’t feel pain. During the procedure READ MORE
During liposuction the subcutaneous tissue is infused with a liquid that contains lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic and this you won’t feel pain. During the procedure you may receive IV sedation so you sleep comfortably during your procedure.

Do I need anesthesia for a laser eye surgery?

Topical local anesthesia is dropped onto the surface of your eye so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. During your procedure you will be comfortable, though “not” asleep. Your READ MORE
Topical local anesthesia is dropped onto the surface of your eye so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort. During your procedure you will be comfortable, though “not” asleep. Your ophthalmologist May direct you to look up or down during your procedure. For this reason you are to be comfortable while following commands.

My son has a small throat polyp. Will he have to under general anesthesia for the surgery?

Yes, because the polyp sits within his airway at the back of the throat. During polyp Surgery your son will be required to stay still and not move. It also depends on how large READ MORE
Yes, because the polyp sits within his airway at the back of the throat. During polyp Surgery your son will be required to stay still and not move. It also depends on how large and extensive the polyp is relative to his vocal cords and laryngeal inlet. These structure are highly innervated with nerves and very sensitive to touch. For instance if you inhale when it’s or cold or say smoke in the room you will most likely cough. The simple act of coughing may interfere with your sons pricedure.

I'm having a nose job. Will the anesthesia affect my high blood pressure?

Anesthesia will actually lower your blood pressure. Additionally there are many other medications that anesthesiologists have available that will also lower your blood pressure. READ MORE
Anesthesia will actually lower your blood pressure. Additionally there are many other medications that anesthesiologists have available that will also lower your blood pressure. You don’t want to have a high blood pressure during your operation; because you will bleed and bruise more which interferes with the operation and your eventual aesthetic appearance. Take your blood pressure medications religiously.

Will fasting and anesthesia lead to any complications in my surgery?

Typically not! You may get IV liquids that contain dextrose, a sugar and your blood glucose level may be followed during your operation.

Does anesthesia cause any developmental issues in kids?

Yes! Anesthetics work on the cells of the brain. Anesthetics alter brain function. Thus they may unmask neuro-developmental signs/symptoms. When a child falls on his head, this READ MORE
Yes! Anesthetics work on the cells of the brain. Anesthetics alter brain function. Thus they may unmask neuro-developmental signs/symptoms. When a child falls on his head, this act also unmasks neuro-developmental signs. The surgery your son had may also unmask neuro-developmental signs, so it’s not just the anesthetic. Please understand, developmental problems aren’t necessarily a bad thing! Your son needs to be evaluated by a pediatric developmental specialist.

Is it true that anesthesia for obese people is riskier?

Yes, very much so! People who are obese are at a greater risk for diabetes, stroke, heart attack, dementia and lung complications during their daily lives. Now, give them surgery READ MORE
Yes, very much so! People who are obese are at a greater risk for diabetes, stroke, heart attack, dementia and lung complications during their daily lives. Now, give them surgery and anesthesia and the risk is magnified. Keep in my though that many obese patients undergo surgery and anesthesia successfully without complications, even though the risk for complications is much greater. You need an anesthesiologist who is skilled with managing obese patients.

Can anesthesia in elderly patients cause excessive sleep?

I am not sure what you mean by excessive sleep. Anesthetics do affect the elderly, especially if the elderly person already has a history of dementia, stroke, or any other neuro-degenerative READ MORE
I am not sure what you mean by excessive sleep. Anesthetics do affect the elderly, especially if the elderly person already has a history of dementia, stroke, or any other neuro-degenerative disease like Parkinson’s. Also the medications elderly folks take routinely will magnify the effects of sedating anesthetics.

I have a heel spur. Does the treatment involve anesthesia?

You don’t need general anesthesia for a bone spur. You may have local anesthesia, ankle nerve blocks or a pipliteal nerve block to numb up the surgical site.