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Dr. Boris Yaguda

Anesthesiologist

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As a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, specializing in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), it has been my life’s work to help build families. Many of my patients come to me with little hope and often misdiagnosis’. I have been influential in the births of more than 6000 IVF babies, and with 20 plus years of experience, many of my findings have been incorporated into treatment protocols from around the world.

In this blog I hope to educate hopeful mothers on the latest advances in reproductive medicine and infertility. I will also cover case studies. Feel free to comment on my posts and I will always do my best to answer all of your questions.
9 years Experience
Dr. Boris Yaguda
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • American University of the Caribbean
  • Accepting new patients

Why is epinephrine used with lidocaine?

It's used to prolong effect of lidocaine

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Is there a difference between local and regional anesthesia?

Yes and no. Local means utrilizing local anesthetic like lidocaine in a specific location like a finger or toe. Regional means utilizing local anesthetic to block a region like READ MORE
Yes and no. Local means utrilizing local anesthetic like lidocaine in a specific location like a finger or toe. Regional means utilizing local anesthetic to block a region like arm, leg or below the waist

How are children usually given anesthesia?

He will be given most likely oral medication to make him very relaxed. Then, in the operating room, he will go to sleep with a mask and only then will an IV typically be placed. READ MORE
He will be given most likely oral medication to make him very relaxed. Then, in the operating room, he will go to sleep with a mask and only then will an IV typically be placed. Don't suggest any alternatives. The anesthesiologist knows what to do and it's done that way for a reason.

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What should I do to prepare for jaw corrective surgery?

Nothing specific you need to do to prepare. Depending on surgery, you may have both local anesthetic as well as general.

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What is the recovery time for "trigger finger?"

The surgeon can tell you about recovery time. Anesthesia is typically local, sometimes intravenous sedation can be used. Recovery from anesthesia is fast, 1/2 hour or so. Boris READ MORE
The surgeon can tell you about recovery time. Anesthesia is typically local, sometimes intravenous sedation can be used. Recovery from anesthesia is fast, 1/2 hour or so.

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Colonoscopy question

You will receive deep sedation. In other words, no breathing tube, but very deep, albeit short sleep, about 15 minutes.

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

Yes, most of the times. The airway must be protected during the surgery

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For a bronchoscopy, will I need anesthesia?

You most definitely will

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Is it possible to be allergic to anesthesia?

You can be allergic to certain medications used. Your anesthesiologist will ask you about allergies and decide on the best anesthetic plan.

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Does local anesthesia also make one drowsy?

No, local anesthesia typically doesn't produce drowsiness

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Is my fever a side effect of anesthesia?

Yes, sometimes that can be the case. It should, however, dissipate in a day or two.

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Can anesthesia leave a person dazed and drowsy for over two days?

This happens occasionally, but it should pass in another day or so. If it persists, contact your primary doctor.

What kind of anesthesia will I be given for my cataract surgery?

You typically get moderate sedation. You breathe on your own but you are awake and cooperative, occasionally general anesthesia can be used but it is not usual

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

Don't worry. C-sections are typically done under spinal or epidural anesthesia. Overweight has its issues, but nothing your anesthesiologist is not equipped to handle.

What if my anesthesia stops working in the middle of the surgery?

Don't believe everything you read. It's extremely rare and even more rare in the U.S. There are many ways to know when anesthetics are running low way before you would wake up. READ MORE
Don't believe everything you read. It's extremely rare and even more rare in the U.S. There are many ways to know when anesthetics are running low way before you would wake up. Rest easy, everything will be fine.

Is it risky for children to go under anesthesia?

Short answer is yes. Kids go through anesthesia all the time, and for tonsils, it's quite a short procedure and the amount of anesthetics is quite small.

Is anesthesia risky for a COPD patient?

There are risks for COPD patients. But your anesthesiologist will be well equipped to handle any issues that may arise and knows how to adjust things for his condition. We put READ MORE
There are risks for COPD patients. But your anesthesiologist will be well equipped to handle any issues that may arise and knows how to adjust things for his condition. We put people with COPD under anesthesia every day and rarely are there any problems. Don't worry too much, just be there for your dad.

Will anesthesia affect my antidepressants?

Not really. While anesthetics do affect brain chemistry, it's transient and wouldn't affect how your antidepressants exert their action.

Can local anesthesia be given to treat chronic pain?

It's hard to say. We use local anesthetics in the form of trigger point injections sometimes. Or, it can be in the form of a patch or cream. Really, the first thing is to understand READ MORE
It's hard to say. We use local anesthetics in the form of trigger point injections sometimes. Or, it can be in the form of a patch or cream. Really, the first thing is to understand where her pain is coming from as there are options which include nerve blocks, epidural injections, spinal cord stimulators, etc.

Is it to get anesthesia with a fever?

Your surgeon should speak with the anesthesiologist. Typically, for elective surgery, fever is a dealbreaker. But in the case where there is a known source, it may be just fine. READ MORE
Your surgeon should speak with the anesthesiologist. Typically, for elective surgery, fever is a dealbreaker. But in the case where there is a known source, it may be just fine.