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Dr. Karen R. Boretsky, MD

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Karen R. Boretsky MD is a top Anesthesiologist in Pittsburgh, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Karen R. Boretsky MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Karen R. Boretsky MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Karen R. Boretsky MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Karen R. Boretsky MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
35 years Experience
Dr. Karen R. Boretsky, MD
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
  • Accepting new patients

Can three epidurals be a problem?

No. There is no additive risk to additional epidurals. I had 4 c-sections and 4 epidurals. Enjoy your baby!!

Why do I have numbness in my face after an anesthesia?

The residual numbness is most likely due to the temporary disruption of the nerves from the surgery, not the anesthesia. Some of the nerves are pressed on by the surgical instruments READ MORE
The residual numbness is most likely due to the temporary disruption of the nerves from the surgery, not the anesthesia. Some of the nerves are pressed on by the surgical instruments and may get a bit boggy. Should be temporary

Is it risky to undergo anesthesia with a common cold?

You should postpone the procedure until you no longer have the cold unless the surgery is urgent (excessive bleeding, infection,etc). The secretions from the cold in your lungs READ MORE
You should postpone the procedure until you no longer have the cold unless the surgery is urgent (excessive bleeding, infection,etc). The secretions from the cold in your lungs and throat may impair your ability to breathe during the anesthesia and cause complications.