Steven M. Lasker, MD, is a well-versed anesthesiologist who diagnoses and treats patients at Morris Anesthesia Group in Parsippany, New Jersey. Furthermore, he has staff memberships at several local hospitals, including Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center in Brick, New Jersey. Located in the heart of one of the largest and fastest growing counties in the state, Ocean Medical Center has become an Ocean County mainstay since its opening in 1984. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Lasker has dedicated training and unique experience in providing relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery. He has an impressive professional journey that spans thirty years and has expanse knowledge and unrivaled expertise in all facets of his specialty. Throughout his many years of experience, he has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of his work.
Education and Training
The Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois 1985
The American Board of Anesthesiology
Steven M. Lasker's Expert Contributions
Yes, as long as you do not receive sedation READ MORE
1st you could do the shoulder under peripheral nerve block with sedation instead of general anesthesia. 2nd allergies to drugs administered for anesthesia have a low allergic propensity, but, nonetheless, possible. READ MORE
Spinal, epidural, regional, and MAC anesthesia. READ MORE
General, spinal, epidural, regional, and MAC - monitored anesthesia care; I.e., local infiltration with sedation READ MORE
They do have certain increased risks with surgery and anesthesia with respect to more fit patients. Don’t worry, we know how to keep those risks limited to carry you through your procedure safely. READ MORE
Not typically when no sedation is used READ MORE
Highly unusual. There is always an anesthesia caregiver in the room at all times administering the anesthesia on a contralto basis. READ MORE
Anesthesia always has risks just as flying on an airplane has risks. Nevertheless, if your child is healthy, he/she should do well. READ MORE
Your depressants will affect the anesthesia, not so much the reverse. READ MORE
COPD carries a higher risk than for healthy patients, but we get these people through their surgery safely. READ MORE
Not clear about your particular situation, but sounds like you need the surgery to root out the cause of your fevers. Anesthesia will be fine for you. READ MORE
There are things for the anesthesiologist to be aware of and treat if they occur. That’s our job. The extremely serious risks occur much more rarely. In general, the benefits from the epidural far outweighs it’s risks READ MORE
Depends on the drugs used, age, and condition of the patient. In general, unusual to be drowsy 2 days after endoscopy. READ MORE
Probably even a beneficial effect READ MORE
The anesthesia is safe, but it may be one factor in temporarily accentuating his dementia READ MORE
There are increased risks which the anesthesiologist is aware of and knows how to treat/prevent READ MORE
General anesthesia or deep sedation are the usual forms of anesthesia provided for this procedure READ MORE
Anesthesia is just one contributing factor. Surgical stress, unfamiliar surroundings, length of procedure, are a few of the other stress factors that may contribute to postoperative confusion READ MORE
More than likely you will have a spinal anesthetic which should be safe for your baby READ MORE
Sometimes postoperative vomiting is related to anesthesia. It could also be related to the surgery or general medical issue involved READ MORE
If his seizures are well-controlled, he should do just fine under a general anesthetic. READ MORE
Age is not considered a factor in anesthesia risk. Mental and physical condition of the patient are determinants of risk. READ MORE
General anesthesia READ MORE
Not likely READ MORE
Depends on the surgery and anesthesia type. The anesthesiologist and surgeon will go over these risks prior to the procedure READ MORE
Yes. We frequently manipulate blood pressure during the periphery over the course of treatment. READ MORE
Depends on the surgery and the anesthesia type. We are experienced at treating COPD patients under anesthesia to get them through safely. READ MORE
Difficult to assess. Would need to know the procedure and see the anesthesia record READ MORE
Typically done under local anesthesia with or without sedation READ MORE
Depends on the surgery and anesthesia type. It may just be related to atelectasis if the lungs which should clear soon READ MORE
In general, yes, but in consultation with your surgeon and cardiologist or other medical practitioner who is monitoring your response to the blood thinners. READ MORE
Sometimes dry mouth results for a few hours after surgery due to certain medications used. However, 3 days suggests some other cause such as a lack of fluids. READ MORE
The epidural may cause pain when the injection area is pressed up to a few days like any other needle puncture or cut in the skin. Your pain is more likely due to the stretching of ligaments in your back which is a natural result of the pregnancy. READ MORE
Actually, we frequently assist and even control your breathing while under general anesthesia. READ MORE
Your anesthesiologist will speak to you about the anesthesia and answer questions and hopefully lay to rest any excessive fears you may have. He will assure you that he will take good care of you and get you through your procedure safely READ MORE
In general, diabetic patients should have their surgery scheduled first in the morning. Usually, they are requested to take 1/2 their insulin dose the night before surgery and no insulin the morning of surgery. Glucose monitoring should ensue upon arrival to the pre-op area. Any necessary treatment can then be determined at that time. READ MORE
Without knowing the medical condition of your mother, in general, age unto itself is not a determining factor whether to proceed or not to proceed with anesthesia/surgery READ MORE
The drugs we administer are not toxic to the liver per se. With a well-managed anesthetic, your father should do fine. READ MORE
Approximately a few hours for standard dental injections READ MORE
Depends on the procedure. One would want to be sure that he didn't have a stroke. For instance. if he endured prolonged hypotension or hypoxia. Sometimes it may be an effect of depressant drugs that may have been administered during anesthesia. If symptoms are getting better, probably nothing to be too concerned about. READ MORE
It may help. Unlikely to harm. READ MORE
Informing the anesthesiologist should be sufficient READ MORE
Probably a reaction to the gel or the metal earring keeping the piercing open. READ MORE
Perhaps it's due to hyperventilation. READ MORE
Consult with your surgeon and the doctor prescribing the blood thinners READ MORE
It's rare to be truly deathly allergic to local snide anesthetics like lidocaine. READ MORE
Take blood pressure medications as directed. The anesthesiologist is professional and expert in controlling your blood pressure READ MORE
Not likely to have impact for purely local infiltration READ MORE
If simple sedation doesn't work, then some form of general anedthesia/deep sedation would be necessary. The child needs to be still for a good study READ MORE
Unlikely for there to be any dangerous interaction READ MORE
Hopefully a pleasant experience. It's safe under the guidance of a good anesthesiologist READ MORE
If you're healthy, I recommend to undergo a general anesthetic. It will be the most comfortable for you especially not having to know what's going on during surgery. A good anesthesiologist should get you through your ordeal safely and calmly. READ MORE
Yes, they will be explained to you during the informed consent. READ MORE
Pain resulting from the effects of the pregnancy is much more likely a cause. An epidural/spinal is quite unlikely to cause you any long term pain issues READ MORE
Unlikely an issue for local infiltration. READ MORE
Depends on which drugs he received. It's possible. READ MORE
Easily Less than a day READ MORE
Yes, the numbness is from the injection and the swelling is more likely due to the surgery READ MORE
The issue is the sugar level. The anesthesiologist in conjunction with the internist will decide on the proper regimine READ MORE
There are risks which we are familiar with and treat as necessary READ MORE
You will probably have some form of regional anesthesia for this procedure --- spinal or epidural and will be awake. So you will know and be aware if something is not right with your sugar level READ MORE
I am a diabetic and a blood pressure patient. Could anesthesia have any counter interactions during my surgery?
All those things will be controlled by the anesthesiologist. He/she is trained to deal with those isdues READ MORE
It's the responsibility of the the anesthesiologist to determine and act upon when necessary READ MORE
Should not impose any increased risk for you. READ MORE
Unlikely. Would suggest looking for other causes. READ MORE
Yes, since the child must remain still for the study in order to generate the proper scanning images. READ MORE
No routine tests are peformed due to the rather low and unusual incidence of anesthesia drug allergies. More commonly would be an allergy to the antibiotic or blood product administered should they be administered. READ MORE
They could be interfering. Would suggest to direct your question to a gynecologist READ MORE
More likely from the stretching of ligaments/tendons. May be a spine/ nerve root issue. Pain lasting so long after the delivery is unlikely to have been caused by the epidural READ MORE
Recommend sedation with local block performed by your podiatrist READ MORE
I am planning to pierce my nose. Is there an ointment that I can apply to numb the area and ease the pain?
You could try Emla cream or perhaps dibucaine topical if you could find it. READ MORE
Would suggest for you to consult with your surgeon regarding your issue. Unlikely an anesthetic issue. READ MORE
Root canals can usually be performed under local injection by your oral surgeon or dentist READ MORE
Other causes of your pain are much more likely than the epidural insertion even though it may appear to have been caused by the epidural. READ MORE
There are interactions which we are aware of and compensate for during anesthesia READ MORE
The amount of accumulation of propofol for a D&C which could be abosorbed by feeding via breast milk is quite small. I believe the recommended wait period is 4 hours READ MORE
If you are relatively healthy, the overall death risk is about the same for general anesthesia vs IV sedation with local anesthetic infiltration. Thus, patient preference could play the deciding card. READ MORE
No, next time try a scopolamine patch with other anti-nausea medications. Sometimes a total intravenous anesthetic technique might work as well READ MORE
I would suggest looking into nerve root etiology st the level of the spine READ MORE
Not an unusual occurrence for this type of surgery READ MORE
Did you have an epidural, spinal, or local iniltration? In any case, unlikely that you still have anesthetic drugs which have any significant pharmacological or physiological effects at this time. READ MORE
If I remember correctly, the numbness is probably related to the extraction of the wisdom tooth itself and is not unusual. Allow me to suggest having a discussion with your dentist/oral surgeon concerning your postop complication. READ MORE
The exact mechanism of our anesthetic agents on the body which induce the anesthetic state is still currently unknown. READ MORE
If the d&c is elective, it would be safer to postpone the procedure a few weeks to reduce the irritability of the airways. READ MORE
Probably just local. Probably an office procedure. Your podiatrist should be quite capable to do this on his own. READ MORE
The anesthesiologist will help control your pressure during youranesthetic. Take your regular antihypertensive medications as instructed. You should do fine. That's our job. READ MORE
Unlikely, after 24 hours post surgery. READ MORE
It would be best to optimize his diabetes and then he could safely undergo anesthesia...the assumption is for elective surgery. READ MORE
If he is confused for more than a day or two after receiving anesthesia, you should be looking for other causes such as medications or electrolyte imbalances as examples. READ MORE
She may continue it READ MORE
I am having a painful sensation around my tailbone after a blood patch was done. What could be the reason?
Sometimes there could be some dull pain for a few days in the lower back after a blood patch. Anything beyond that I would recommend consulting your neurologist to determine the etiology of your pain. READ MORE
Need more specifics about your issue. Where is the pain, how did it first occur, etc. have you seen anybody yet regarding your pain issue? READ MORE
Each person is different in accordance with his/her sensitivities. Also, recovery from nausea/vomiting after anesthesia depends as well on the underlying cause which many times could be the nature and duration of the surgical procedure itself. Some people require several hours to recover from the nauseating affects of anesthesia. Beyond that, one should probably search for other causes. READ MORE
Need more details of what was done. In general, however, these effects would unlikely be due to anesthesia unless the patient suffered from a lack of oxygen or had a severe, extended level of high or low blood pressure. READ MORE
If you are in descent health, the risk of a serious anesthesia complication administered by a competent anesthesiologist would be quite low. READ MORE
Try a scopolamine patch a few hours before surgery. See if your anesthesiologist is willing to do a TIVA (total intravenous anesthesia) technique with you. READ MORE
If you have high anxiety, I would recommend deep sedation or general anesthesia for you. Nitrous oxide; i.e. laughing gas, by itself will not be sufficient for you. Nitrous oxide, as far as I know, does not contribute to anxiety reactions. READ MORE
The vitamins and supplements that you are taking may be continued before anesthesia. Remember to keep within the fluid/food restrictions before surgery. These vitamins/supplements may be taken 3-4 hrs before surgery with a sip or two of water without any problems according to the majority of anesthesiologist. There are other supplements that should be discussed with your surgeon, such as ones that interfere with blood coagulation (clotting), prior to surgery. READ MORE
Anesthesia for a procedure as opposed to an actual surgical operation. Example: epidural steroid injection READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Local Public Speaking -
- Research Award
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
- Emory University School of Medicine Anesthesiology
- Emory University School of Medicine - Anesthesiology
- Icahn School of Medicine - Mt. Sinai Hospital Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Icahn School of Medicine - Mt. Sinai Hospital - Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
What do you attribute your success to?
- Dedication, patient care, education, making a difference, his faith.
Hobbies / Sports
- Juggling on a Unicycle, Traveling, Music, Friends, Family
Favorite professional publications
- All major medical and anesthesiologist publications
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Get to know Anesthesiologist Dr. Steven M. Lasker, who serves patients in Brick Township, New Jersey.
Fluent in both English and Hebrew, Dr. Lasker is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has an impressive professional journey that spans thirty-five years. He is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center in Brick Township, New Jersey.
Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. This community hospital provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation’s most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity; acute care of the elderly; and critical care services.
A 1985 graduate of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Lasker served his residency in anesthesiology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He then went on to complete his fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, New York.
In addition to being a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the doctor is board-certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). The mission of the ABA is to advance the highest standards of the practice of anesthesiology.
Anesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the total perioperative care of patients before, during, and after surgery. It encompasses anesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine, and pain medicine. Anesthesiologists have the primary responsibility of monitoring the patient’s vital signs during surgery. In addition to basic measurements such as pulse, blood pressure and temperature, anesthesiologists also measure the patient’s respiration.
Dr. Lasker feels that his success is attributable to his dedication to his profession, his faith, his education, as well as his ability to provide quality patient care and to make a difference. Outside of the office, he enjoys juggling on a unicycle, traveling, listening to music, as well as spending time with friends and family.
Steven M. Lasker, MD, is an Outstanding Anesthesiologist in the State of New Jersey
Steven M. Lasker, MD, is a well-versed anesthesiologist who diagnoses and treats patients in New Jersey. Furthermore, he has staff memberships at several local hospitals. He has previously worked with Hackensack Meridian Health and Morris Anesthesia. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Lasker has dedicated training and unique experience in providing relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery. He has an impressive professional journey that spans thirty years and has expanse knowledge and unrivaled expertise in all facets of his specialty. Throughout his many years of experience, he has upheld a steadfast commitment to the ethical and professional standards of his practice, as evidenced by his sterling record, and ensures an impeccable degree of patient satisfaction in all facets of his work. For more information about Dr. Steven M. Lasker, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8135663-Steven-Lasker-Anesthesiologist-Lakewood-Township-New-Jers....
Steven M. Lasker, MD, attended The Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Illinois and was awarded his medical degree in 1985. He served his internship and conducted his anesthesiology residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he is fellowship trained in cardiovascular anesthesiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, New York. Dr. Lasker further received board certification in anesthesiology from the American Board of Anesthesiology and remains at the forefront of his challenging specialty via memberships and affiliations with prestigious professional societies and associations, such as the American Society of Anesthesiologists. He feels that his success is attributable primarily to his dedication, patient care, education, making a difference, faith, and diligence and dedicates his spare time to juggling on a unicycle, traveling, music friends, and family. For more information about Dr. Steven M. Lasker, please visit https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8135663-Steven-Lasker-Anesthesiologist-Lakewood-Township-New-Jers....
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