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Mr. Jeffrey H. Levy

Anesthesiologist

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Mr. Jeffrey H. Levy
  • San Francisco, California
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • Accepting new patients

How long would I be sedated for a colonoscopy?

As long as the procedure took

Why is my son hyper after anesthesia?

Probably not anesthesia related

Are children given anesthesia for cavity fillings?

Not usually - the dentist will administer local anesthesia. For severely mentally handicapped children, an anesthetic may be required; not for normal children, especially 9 years READ MORE
Not usually - the dentist will administer local anesthesia. For severely mentally handicapped children, an anesthetic may be required; not for normal children, especially 9 years old.

Is local anesthesia sometimes used for transplant surgery?

Completely out. They may infiltrate the skin with LA at end of procedure to decrease pain

Why do I need to meet the anesthesiologist before my surgery?

Every anesthetic is custom made. We need to know your medical history and your medicines and allergies to help plan the perfect anesthetic. We also have to add to the equation READ MORE
Every anesthetic is custom made. We need to know your medical history and your medicines and allergies to help plan the perfect anesthetic. We also have to add to the equation what type of surgery you will be having, how long it will take, what are your surgeon's preferences, what you are like psychologically, and what your airway anatomy looks like; i.e will you be difficult to intubate. (are you obese, do you have a small mouth, do you have sleep apnea, previous experience with anesthesia, etc). It is also helpful so we can prepare you for what to expect before, during and after surgery, and to answer your questions and address any special needs you might have. Although the surgeon might address anesthesia with you, remember that your surgeon actually knows little about the anesthetic and can give you misinformation due to his lack of knowledge- this is why anesthesia is a separate medical specialty requiring and extra 3-4 years of training after med school. We also want to make sure that your medical conditions are optimized before you go to the hospital to improve your safety. We don't only put you to sleep and wake you up!! We are the internists in the surgical world, so are concerned with your overall health and safety.

What should I expect during general anesthesia?

A pleasant experience with no recall as to the surgery and feeling like you’ve had the best sleep in years. It is possible to have some nausea and vomiting afterwards

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

Unlikely- anesthesia is usually gone within a few hours

What could be the symptoms of an anesthesia overdose? Is it possible?

The surgeon knows nothing about anesthesia. His specialty is surgery. The surgeon thinks he knows about anesthesia, but he thinks he knows about everything. The anesthesiologist READ MORE
The surgeon knows nothing about anesthesia. His specialty is surgery. The surgeon thinks he knows about anesthesia, but he thinks he knows about everything. The anesthesiologist is the specialist in anesthesia, not the surgeon. Surgeons have had little to no exposure as ti what is involved with the choice and administration of anesthesia. Unlike TV medical dramas, the surgeon isn’t aware of the blood pressure or heart rate or anything else but his surgery, and that is where his focus should be.

Are there precautions associated with giving anesthesia for diabetic patients?

Of course, but anesthesiologists deal with diabetics all the time. Let the anesthesiologist evaluate the patient. We’re doctors and match the patient for the safest most efficient READ MORE
Of course, but anesthesiologists deal with diabetics all the time. Let the anesthesiologist evaluate the patient. We’re doctors and match the patient for the safest most efficient drugs paring them with the underlying medical conditions and the particular surgery the patient is undergoing

How will I know if I am allergic to anesthesia?

Only after you have a reaction.