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Dr. Shahpour Esfandiari, MD

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Shahpour Esfandiari is an anesthesiologist practicing in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Esfandiari 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. Esfandiari also might help manage pain after an operation.
52 years Experience
Dr. Shahpour Esfandiari, MD
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Teheran Univ, Fac of Med, Teheran, Iran
  • Accepting new patients

Why is epinephrine used with lidocaine?

Simply epinephrine added to lidocaine to cause Vasoconstriction, resulting in less bleeding in the field. But sometimes it causes high blood pressure and increases the pulse rate. READ MORE
Simply epinephrine added to lidocaine to cause Vasoconstriction, resulting in less bleeding in the field. But sometimes it causes high blood pressure and increases the pulse rate. The surgeon or person who does the procedure should explain to the patient the pros and cons. Overall, it is safe.

My son was given anesthesia before his CT scan and is now drowsy. Is this normal?

Yes, it could be the case, depends what type of anesthesia they use. It may take sometimes between 4 to 12 hours for the effects of the drug to disappear if he has a normal kidney READ MORE
Yes, it could be the case, depends what type of anesthesia they use. It may take sometimes between 4 to 12 hours for the effects of the drug to disappear if he has a normal kidney or liver. If any problems with the liver or kidney, even longer.

Can anaesthesia for a patient who is on sleeping medicines be dangerous?

No, in general terms, not knowing what kind of sleeping pills he is taking. almost in the vast majority of cases one should have no problems. Most anesthesia doctors will adjust READ MORE
No, in general terms, not knowing what kind of sleeping pills he is taking. almost in the vast majority of cases one should have no problems. Most anesthesia doctors will adjust their anesthesia medication plan tailored to each patient prior to medication. If there is a problem, it is days after the surgery, and the team again will adjust the dose of sleeping pills to either a higher or lower dose, in most cases, s higher dose because now they have pain and anxiety after the surgical procedure. Good luck.

Am I really paralyzed under general anesthesia?

Not always but in 70 -80% operation they use muscle relaxant to facilitate the operation literally muscle relaxants paralyzes you temporary at the end of operation they reverse READ MORE
Not always but in 70 -80% operation they use muscle relaxant to facilitate
the operation literally muscle relaxants paralyzes
you temporary at the end of operation they reverse it but all them you are
unconscious and pain free
There are many way anesthesia team monitor the depth of unconsiousness and
paralysis . public they should know in extremely rare cases people have
experienced awareness this is very rare always human error or problem with
the potency of drugs again it is a rare event.



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