Dr. Kirk Rossiter, M.D.
Anesthesiologist3117 39th St Metairie LA, 70001
Dr. Kirk Rossiter is an anesthesiologist practicing in Slidell, LA. Dr. Rossiter 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. Rossiter also might help manage pain after an operation.
Education and Training
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans 2004
AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyABA
Dr. Kirk Rossiter, M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Local anesthetic work by blocking the transmission of pain signals at the affected nerves. Under normal circumstances sodium channels are blocked in the presence of a local anesthetic preventing the pain signal from traveling the pathway to the brain where the signal is interpreted as pain. Infected tissues are not amenable to local anesthetics due to the acidic nature of the affected tissue the local anesthetic cannot be properly absorbed by the nerve. READ MORE
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- Obesity-inducing lesions of the central nervous system alter leptin uptake by the blood-brain barrier.
- Obesity-inducing amygdala lesions: examination of anterograde degeneration and retrograde transport.
- Posterodorsal amygdaloid lesions in rats: long-term effects on body weight.
- Amygdaloid lesion-induced obesity in rats in absence of finickiness.
- Amygdaloid-lesion hyperphagia: impaired response to caloric challenges and altered macronutrient selection.
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Patient Experience with Dr. Rossiter
Get to know Anesthesiologist Dr. Kirk N. Rossiter, who serves patients in Slidell, Louisiana.
Dr. Rossiter is an anesthesiologist serving Slidell and the surrounding communities. He is affiliated with Slidell Memorial Hospital (SMH), a leader in healthcare on the Northshore, we offer advanced technology and innovative treatments to help keep their community well, including a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, the SMH Heart Center, the SMH Regional Cancer Center, and the SMH Physicians Network.
In regards to his education, Dr. Rossiter earned his Medical Degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 2004. He then completed his internship with the Louisiana State University and his anesthesiology residency with the Ochsner Clinic Foundation.
Dr. Rossiter is board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). The ABA aims to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology. As the certifying body for anesthesiologists since 1938, the ABA is committed to partnering with physicians to advance lifelong learning and exceptional patient care.
Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during and after surgery. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Rossiter ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. He may also help manage pain after an operation.
With over 15 years of experience in the field, Dr. Rossiter has treated thousands of patients.
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