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Dr. Alina Grigore

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Alina Grigore is a cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiologist practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Grigore ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo cardiac, lung and aortic surgery. Cardiovascular and thoracic anesthesiologists specialize in anesthesia for open heart, lung and aortic surgery, maintain stable vital signs throughout the procedure and protect the vital organs during surgery.
Dr. Alina Grigore
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Universitatea De Medicina Si Farmacie Tirgu
  • Accepting new patients

What is procedural anesthesia?

The term "procedure" refers to all the intervention that could be both surgical and nonsurgical. There are painful nonsurgical interventions that require sedation/anesthesia.

Sickness after anesthesia?

Postoperative nausea and vomitting are common side effects of some anesthetic agents and most of the time could be prevented by using certain medication or modified anesthetic READ MORE
Postoperative nausea and vomitting are common side effects of some anesthetic agents and most of the time could be prevented by using certain medication or modified anesthetic techniques. Some people, particularly young patients, are more prone to nausea and vomitting and they experience discomfort in spite of all the techniques and medication that we use.
It could last from several hours to 24 hours postoperative.

Do I have to stop taking my vitamins before anesthesia?

You can continue to take them before general anesthesia.

Am I really paralyzed under general anesthesia?

Muscle relaxants are being used as part of anesthetic management. It helps the surgeons to get a better exposure and helps the patient to tolerate better the breathing tube. While READ MORE
Muscle relaxants are being used as part of anesthetic management. It helps the surgeons to get a better exposure and helps the patient to tolerate better the breathing tube. While it is true that the patients are muscle relaxed/"paralyzed" to a certain degree during general anesthesia, this happens only during unconscious state and it is fully reversed before emergence from anesthesia. Thus they will not experienc or remember the actual feeling of being "paralyzed".

Type 1 diabetes and general anethesia

The risk associated is minimal. I suggest to contact the anesthesiologist who will be taking care of your son the day before surgery and ask him/her what you need to do with the READ MORE
The risk associated is minimal. I suggest to contact the anesthesiologist who will be taking care of your son the day before surgery and ask him/her what you need to do with the insulin intake for the morning of surgery. There are different ways of handling this situation and the anesthesiologist in charge with the care of your son needs to feel comfortable with the management.