Dr. Ona M. Kareiva M.D., Anesthesiologist

Dr. Ona M. Kareiva M.D.

Anesthesiologist

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219 South Washington Street Easton Maryland, 21601
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5/5

About

Dr. Ona Kareiva is an anesthesiologist practicing in Easton, Maryland. Dr. Kareiva 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. Kareiva also might help manage pain after an operation.

Education and Training

University of Arizona

Univ of Az Coll of Med, Tucson Az 1996

University of Arizona College of Medicine 1996

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology- Anesthesiology

AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyABA

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 23 years of experience
Dr. Ona M. Kareiva M.D.
Dr. Ona M. Kareiva M.D.'s Expert Contributions
  • Are there different kinds of anesthesia?

    "Anesthesia" is a general term. Local anesthesia refers to injection of lidocaine or bupivicaine (local anesthetics) to numb an area of tissue. This can be done for certain small procedures such as removal of a foreign body or carpal tunnel repair. Regional anesthesia refers to the application of local anesthetics around a nerve bundle to cause numbness to a larger area of tissue. An example would be a block done around the brachial plexus to numb the shoulder for shoulder surgery. Or a femoral nerve block to allow analgesia after knee surgery. There are many types of regional anesthesia depending on the surgery being performed. The purpose is usually to provide post-operative pain control but can sometimes be used to accomplish the surgery. Neuraxial anesthesia refers to the application of a spinal or epidural block. This entails placing a small amount of a numbing agent (bupivicaine, ropivicaine, etc.) in the back, within proximity of the nerves that exit the spinal cord. Done correctly by an experienced provider, it is very safe. This can be done for labor analgesia or for any surgical procedures done on the hip or lower extremities. General anesthesia refers to IV induction of an agent that renders the patient unconscious. While in this state, the patient's vital signs are closely monitored. Briefly, the term "anesthesia" has several different applications. READ MORE

  • Can drinking have any impact on my anesthesia dosage?

    First of all, do not drink on the day of your procedure. As far as anesthesia, you may require a larger dosage due activation of your P-450 enzymes. That is, some tolerance necessitating more analgesia.  READ MORE

  • Do I have to stop taking my vitamins before anesthesia?

    It's important to have an empty stomach prior to any surgery to avoid the risk of aspiration.  The only medications that should be taken are those recommended by your anesthesiologist - usually blood pressure medication, with very little water.  Vitamins can wait until after your procedure. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Anesthesiology

Residency

  • Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Anesthesiology; Tucson Hsps M Educ Prog Inc, Flexible Or Transitional Year
  • University Medical Center Tucson

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Anesthesiology; Tucson Hsps M Educ Prog Inc, Flexible Or Transitional Year

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Hard Work, Sacrafice

Hobbies / Sports

  • Sailing, Swiiming, Rowing

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

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Dr. Ona M. Kareiva M.D.'s Practice location

219 South Washington Street -
Easton, Maryland 21601
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New patients: 410-822-1000, 410-745-6617
Fax: 410-819-0712

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