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Raman Shanker

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Raman Shanker is a top Anesthesiologist in Kingwood, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Raman Shanker is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Raman Shanker is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Raman Shanker is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Kingwood, TX, Dr. Raman Shanker is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Raman Shanker
  • Kingwood, TX
  • Meddra
  • Accepting new patients

Can my son experience any side effects with local anesthesia?

Not likely. Local anesthetics usually cannot be detected in our blood after a day or two in significant amounts.

What is the recovery time for "trigger finger?"

I have administered regional block on several patients for this kind of Surgery. The Recovery time will depend upon how extensive the procedure it was and the presence of complicating READ MORE
I have administered regional block on several patients for this kind of Surgery. The Recovery time will depend upon how extensive the procedure it was and the presence of complicating conditions like Diabetes etc. To go back to work if you are not a manual laborer it should only take 2 to3 weeks. If you need to use your hands at work it would take 6-8 weeks.

My son has a small throat polyp. Will he have to under general anesthesia for the surgery?

If the surgeon thinks he can do it, depending on the location of the polyp and the maturity of the child, it can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. But in a READ MORE
If the surgeon thinks he can do it, depending on the location of the polyp and the maturity of the child, it can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. But in a 13-year-old, if I had a choice, I would prefer to administer general anesthesia for the surgery. As an anesthesiologist, I always like to have access to a patient's airway and control the respirations during the surgery.

Is it possible to be allergic to anesthesia?

In theory It is possible that you will be allergic to one or more drugs and agents used in Anesthesia. However it is rare and if you are going to have a reaction it is best to READ MORE
In theory It is possible that you will be allergic to one or more drugs and agents used in Anesthesia. However it is rare and if you are going to have a reaction it is best to have it under the care of an experienced Anesthesiologist in the OR. The most dreaded reaction to fear is severe anaphylactic shock with bronchospasm and there are several ways to take preventive measures and treat it if necessary.

For a bronchoscopy, will I need anesthesia?

Yes it will be safer and less traumatic.

Is it to get anesthesia with a fever?

In this situation where the surgery is aimed to remove an infected growth, you have no choice but to have Anesthesia for the Surgery. An anesthesiologist will be monitoring your READ MORE
In this situation where the surgery is aimed to remove an infected growth, you have no choice but to have Anesthesia for the Surgery. An anesthesiologist will be monitoring your temperature in addition to other vital signs during surgery and be ready to manage any untoward reaction to the surgical manipulation of the mass.

Is anaesthesia required for a root canal?

A root canal usually does not require a general anesthetic. It can be done safely under a nerve block. Talk to your dentist about it.

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

Both epidural and spinal anesthetic agents are dependent upon the agent's presence in the spinal fluid. However, none of the local anesthetic agents will be recoverable even in READ MORE
Both epidural and spinal anesthetic agents are dependent upon the agent's presence in the spinal fluid. However, none of the local anesthetic agents will be recoverable even in trace amounts after a few days.

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

To my knowledge, no anesthetic drug action lasts more than 24 to 48 hours. However, I cannot answer your question without knowing all the medications that were administered to READ MORE
To my knowledge, no anesthetic drug action lasts more than 24 to 48 hours. However, I cannot answer your question without knowing all the medications that were administered to you.