J. Thomas Murphy
Anesthesiologist800 Rose Street Lexington Kentucky, 40536
Adult, pediatric and neonatal cardiothoracic anesthesia. Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography. Closed circuit anesthesia. Anesthesia information systems and electronic anesthesia records.
Education and Training
J. Thomas Murphy's Expert Contributions
Why is it necessary to see the anesthesiologist before surgery?
Risks and benefits of type of anesthesia: -Overall risk of securing your airway. -Allergies. -Past history. -Family history. -Co morbid conditions like diabetes, coronary artery disease, kidney failure -Medications to be continued or discontinued READ MORE
Why do they tape your eyes shut during surgery?
The blink reflex is suppressed. Open eyelids will lead to drying of the conjunctiva. READ MORE
Is anesthesia given based on weight?
Yes, all medications given take into consideration the patient weight . READ MORE
Is terminal sedation in hospice legal?
Voluntary assisted dying is legal in some states and in some countries READ MORE
Is anesthesia required for a colonoscopy?
Not required. Can be done with conscious sedation, although often, propofol is given and the patient loses consciousness. READ MORE
Can anesthesia stay in your system for months?
No. READ MORE
Is general anesthesia required for a bronchoscopy?
Not necessarily. It can be done with local anesthesia. READ MORE
Can a sedated person hear you?
Yes READ MORE
What kind of anesthesia will I be given for my cataract surgery?
Typically local anesthesia READ MORE
Does anesthesia cause dementia?
No but post operative cognitive dysfunction is a risk of anesthesia READ MORE
Can you have a bronchoscopy without sedation?
Yes READ MORE
Are anesthesiologists taking care of covid-19 patients?
Yes READ MORE
Why does anesthesia cause people to shake when coming out of it?
Side effect of anesthesia sometimes related to disinhibition of excitatory pathways. Sometimes due to hypothermia. READ MORE
Can anesthesia cause constipation?
Opioids can cause constipation READ MORE
Can anesthesia cause diarrhea?
Could be due to an antibiotic READ MORE
Can children undergo dental anesthesia?
Yes, if they are healthy. If they have a family history of malignant hyperthermia, they must be evaluate preoperatively. History of anaphylaxis to any medication or bee stings requires preoperative evaluation. Any history of heart condition must be evaluated. READ MORE
Is knee arthroscopy done under general anesthesia?
It is possible. It may depend whether the arthroscopist is skilled at going under local anesthesia . Also the location where it is done, office versus clinic versus free standing surgery center READ MORE
How do you get rid of numbness from lidocaine?
It should dissipate in a few hours by itself. If it does not, report this to your doctor READ MORE
How long does anesthesia affect children?
In my opinion, well conducted general anesthesia without complications should have no long lasting effects. If the experience was traumatic, it could possibly leave the child with anxiety toward future surgeries READ MORE
Can you get paralyzed by an epidural?
Yes but very rare complication. Probably 1/100000 READ MORE
- Dalhousie University; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Canadian Anesthesiologists Society
What do you attribute your success to?
- Open Mindedness and Inquisitiveness
Favorite Place to Vacation
- United Kingdom
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