Albrecht Wobst, MD, maintains a position at the Tampa Bay Anesthesiology Associates, a private anesthesiology practice located in Tampa Bay, Florida. With over ten years of experience, Dr. Wobst is also affiliated with the Florida Hopsital Zephyrhills and specializes in cardiac anesthesiology, liver transplants and critical care medicine. Educated at the University of Duisburg-Essen, he continued his studies with a surgical internship at Heidelberg University and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Wobst was fellowship trained at the University of Florida in intensive care medicine and he is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. To stay current in his field, Dr. Wobst maintains professional memberships in the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. For his hard work and dedication, he has been awarded the Teacher of the Year award from the University of Florida.
Education and Training
MD at University of Duisburg-Essen
Gesamthochschule Essen, Med Fak, Essen, Germany 1995
Universitaet-Gsh Essen 1995
The American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine
Board Certified in Transesophageal Echocardiography
AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyABA- Critical Care Medicine
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Colonoscopy: You do not need any anesthesia at all. Pt's have had colonoscopies without anesthesia watching the entire procedure. You may not wish to be awake. The procedure is considered painful secondary to the bowels being distended with air (in order to see). You can use a variety of medications to be made comfortable. Under MAC (monitored anesthesia care) you will still be responsive and know what is happening to you. The medication may make you drowsy most of the day, depending on what is used. General anesthesia means that you should not feel or remember what is going on for the duration of the general anesthesia. When it wears off, you will wake up. If anesthesia gas is used, there may be nausea or drowsiness during the remainder of the day. If propofol is used the wakeup is mostly very fast and you will feel ready to leave after about 30 -45 minutes. SAFETY: if you have no anesthesia, there is no anesthesia risk.iI you have some sedation but are awake and breathing spontaneously there is not much risk from the sedative. if you have general anesthesia or are over sedated during (MAC), the risk of airway obstruction or aspiration (reflux stomach fluid going down into your lungs) are present and increased if you have sleep apnea, or existing airway issues (oropharyngeal tumors, morbid obesity, acid reflux etc.). is elevated. READ MORE
The decision of whether or not to administer anesthesia for a CT scan for children depends on various factors. The type of CT scan which is being done is important as well as the cooperation of the patient. In order to obtain good results from a CT scan in some cases it is necessary that the patient does not move. In these cases, it may be possible to obtain the same result in the children (holding still for the exam) who comprehend what is going on, by talking them through it (parents present) or distracting them. Sometimes it may not work. The decision to use anesthesia never comes from the anesthesiologist but it either comes from the pediatrician or the radiologist. READ MORE
Most likely cream (emla) will not help much and then only on the outside of the lip (and you have to keep the cream in place for about 60min prior to the piercing). If you are serious about the piercing and the fear of pain you might ask a dentist to numb you, depending on the location of the piercing. Dr. Albrecht Wobst READ MORE
Disclaimer: There is no patient physician relationship between the person raising the question, the patient or myself. This answer to the below question is not to be seen as specific medical advice. Answer to question: In order to answer your question it is important to know which procedure your father underwent, what his baseline medical condition was, and which type of anesthesia was used. type of surgery: If he underwent brain surgery, anesthesia might be involved with the issues mentioned but more likely the trauma of surgery could explain neurological changes. If he underwent a TURP ( resection of prostate) sometimes neurological changes are due to electrolyte changes. If he underwent surgery to arteries in his neck (carotid endarterectomy) neurological changes may result from problems with the perfusion of the brain due to surgery. If he underwent radiological procedures of the arteries or veins of the brain, the same problems as above may result. brain perfusion: If he underwent surgery and there were major swings in blood pressure (due to blood loss or medications), the blood pressure which his brain relies on for perfusion might not have been reached. (lets say you father's normal blood pressure is 140/90 and for one hour during the surgery his blood pressure was at 80/60) In this case the areas of the brain that depend of that blood flow will suffer and it may lead to temporary or permanent damage. The same result may be reached if the central venous pressure was higher than normal (pt. was in steep head down position for a long time or his respiratory pressures were very high). In this case the flow of blood out of the head becomes harder than normal and again the perfusion pressure of the tissues might not be adequate. electrolyte and hemoglobin changes: If the patient has a low blood sodium (compared to normal, happens frequently in liver failure or secondary to medications) and the sodium level is corrected too quickly permanent neurological damage may result (central pontine nucleolysis). If the patients hemoglobin level is low for a prolonged period of time (acute bleeding), this would limit the amount of oxygenated blood available for the brain and could theoretically cause problems. medications: Some anti-nausea medications could theoretically cause neurological symptoms postoperatively (tardive dyskinesia). Sedatives may lead to confusion especially in elderly patients. anesthesia: If he underwent surgery under plain local anesthesia or regional anesthesia (nerve block, spinal anesthesia, epidural anesthesia) without any sedation, anesthesia is unlikely to be a cause of neurological deficits postoperatively. If general anesthesia was used, postoperative neurological deficits have been reported. Frequently the deficits are not obvious and could only be established if neurological testing were performed before surgery and immediately afterward. The changes may be subtle or more obvious and are supposedly more related to changes in blood flow through the brain, than any direct damage to the brain tissue. Dr. Albrecht Wobst READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local- Assistant Professor at University of Florida 2004-2007 -
- Teacher of the Year at University of Florida
- Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Anesthesiology
- Dept. Of Anesthesiology, Uf 1996
- DEPT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY UF
- Anesthesiology Residency, University of Florida- 2002
- Surgery, Heidelberg University- 1996
- Intensive Care Medicine, University of Florida- 2007-2008
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Articles and Publications
What do you attribute your success to?
- Meticulous attention to patient safety.
Areas of research
- 2 Years of Research in Molecular Biology at European Institute of Oncology
Hobbies / Sports
- Making Music
- Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
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