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Dr. Daniel M. Podeschi, M. D.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Daniel M Podeschi M. D. is a top Anesthesiologist in Salem, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Daniel M Podeschi M. D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Daniel M Podeschi M. D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Daniel M Podeschi M. D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Salem, VA, Dr. Daniel M Podeschi M. D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
30 years Experience
Dr. Daniel M. Podeschi, M. D.
  • Salem, VA
  • Univ of Il Coll of Med, Chicago Il
  • Accepting new patients

Can three epidurals be a problem?

Another epidural won’t be a problem, assuming nothing has changed with your back (surgery, injury, etc). A third pregnancy however does carry added risk but from the obstetrical READ MORE
Another epidural won’t be a problem, assuming nothing has changed with your back (surgery, injury, etc). A third pregnancy however does carry added risk but from the obstetrical side-higher incidence of complications with the labor and the birth. The good news is, with each pregnancy the time you are in labor till you deliver usually gets shorter!

Why was my son given anesthesia for a CT scan?

To get good images during a CT scan (special x-ray pictures taken in succession that are grouped together to generate multiple highly detailed pictures inside the body) regardless READ MORE
To get good images during a CT scan (special x-ray pictures taken in succession that are grouped together to generate multiple highly detailed pictures inside the body) regardless of age, the patient must hold very still for the duration of the scan (~15-30 minutes). Obviously asking a 3y to hold still for half an hour would be nearly impossible, hence we often get asked to put a child to sleep for CT and MRI scans.

If my anesthesia is delivered in the back, can its traces mix in the spinal fluid?

Most medications we use in spinals are slowly absorbed back into your blood stream and then metabolized, gone after several hours. The one thing that can hang around are actual READ MORE
Most medications we use in spinals are slowly absorbed back into your blood stream and then metabolized, gone after several hours. The one thing that can hang around are actual microscopic metal filings from the spinal needle, but to date there is no evidence that these tiny particles cause any long term problems.

Can I feel drowsy a week after my anesthesia was delivered?

The drugs we use for anesthesia have half lives that measure in minutes or hours (a half life is the time it takes for the concentration in your blood to drop by half, with a significant READ MORE
The drugs we use for anesthesia have half lives that measure in minutes or hours (a half life is the time it takes for the concentration in your blood to drop by half, with a significant drop in effect at one half life), not days. Unless you are still taking long acting opioids such as methadone, the answer is no, nothing during your D/C is still around.