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Suresh Krishnan

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Suresh Krishnan is an anesthesiologist practicing in Troy, Missouri. Dr. Krishnan 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. Krishnan also might help manage pain after an operation.
Suresh Krishnan
  • Troy, Missouri
  • Stanley Medical College
  • Accepting new patients

My son dislocated his shoulder. Is anesthesia needed for the repair?

Yes, because it can be very uncomfortable without sedation or analgesia.

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

Anesthesia will lower the blood pressure normally. Mostly depends on the depth of anesthesia needed to do the procedure, meaning how comfortable you need to be kept.If the procedure READ MORE
Anesthesia will lower the blood pressure normally. Mostly depends on the depth of anesthesia needed to do the procedure, meaning how comfortable you need to be kept.If the procedure is painful then the depth of anesthesia needs to be more and it can lower your pressure more. Since it is a completely monitored situation the blood pressure can be increased or decreased with appropriate medications.

Does anesthesia cause muscle twitching?

I would say most likely it is unrelated.

Is it riskier for people who are overweight to go under anesthesia?

Yes it is more risky for overweight patients. Problems with blood pressure and airway management would be the most common issues

Does local anesthesia also make one drowsy?

If only local anesthetic is used it will not make you drowsy unless large volumes are used. In most cases the volume of anesthetic used is usually small

Is my fever a side effect of anesthesia?

Fever is a non specific symptom. People can get post - op fever some times. Watch for worsening of the fever and persistence of the fever. Usually post-op fever subsides in a day READ MORE
Fever is a non specific symptom. People can get post - op fever some times. Watch for worsening of the fever and persistence of the fever. Usually post-op fever subsides in a day or over night. If this does not happen contact your surgical team

Is general anesthesia required for a bronchoscopy?

It can be done both ways Most commonly, it is done under sedation.

Does anesthesia put extra stress on the liver?

Anesthesia does put stress on all the major organs of the body. Depends on how the liver function tests turn out. He can have most surgeries with certain precautions that need READ MORE
Anesthesia does put stress on all the major organs of the body. Depends on how the liver function tests turn out. He can have most surgeries with certain precautions that need to be taken before proceeding. Discuss with the anesthesiologist to clear your doubts. Depends on the type of surgery also. Unless he is in total liver failure, most of the time, things go well.

Will my holistic medicine react with anesthesia?

Some of the medications can interfere with medications used. They can act synergistically and cause serious issues. St.Johns wort is an example. It can cause issues with blood READ MORE
Some of the medications can interfere with medications used. They can act synergistically and cause serious issues. St.Johns wort is an example. It can cause issues with blood pressure control.

How long does anesthesia last?

If bupivacaine is used then it would last 3-4 hours

Can three epidurals be a problem?

Unless you have a contraindication or a new condition specifically related to your spine, it would carry the same risk as before. I feel that you would not have problems unless READ MORE
Unless you have a contraindication or a new condition specifically related to your spine, it would carry the same risk as before. I feel that you would not have problems unless something has developed since your last delivery.

What can cause tingling sensation in muscles?

The tingling seems to stem from hyperventilation during exercise, which causes changes in electrolyte levels leading to the tingling sensation. It is prudent to check for serum READ MORE
The tingling seems to stem from hyperventilation during exercise, which causes changes in electrolyte levels leading to the tingling sensation. It is prudent to check for serum electrolyte levels to see if they are abnormally low. Hope this helps.

Is anesthesia safe for older people with dementia?

Age and mental status are factors in considering the interactions of medications used in anesthesia. Usually, if the patient does not have other major co-morbidities such as coronary READ MORE
Age and mental status are factors in considering the interactions of medications used in anesthesia. Usually, if the patient does not have other major co-morbidities such as coronary artery disease, diabetes and uncontrolled hypertension to name a few, they should not have any problem undergoing anesthesia in a normal setting. If the procedure seems to be short, the morbidity is usually less. The duration of the anesthesia is also a factor meaning if it is a longer procedure, then the morbidity is also higher. In general, dental anesthesia procedures are safe if done in the right way.

What is procedural anesthesia?

Procedural anesthesia or conscious sedation is given in a outpatient setting The patient usually maintains spontaneous breathing and cardiac functions while medications which cause READ MORE
Procedural anesthesia or conscious sedation is given in a outpatient setting The patient usually maintains spontaneous breathing and cardiac functions while medications which cause sedation are given, and a dissociative state of consciouness, is being maintained so that the patient is usually unaware of the unpleasantness of the situation. This type of anesthesia is given for minor procedures usually where it does not require the anesthesiologist to take over control of the respiratory functions of the patient.