Dr. Raul Fernandez practices Pediatric Anesthesiology in Boca Raton, FL. As a pediatric anesthesiologist, Dr. Fernandez treats children who have experienced an illness, injury, or disease that requires surgery or a procedure. Pediatric anesthesiologists are qualified to evaluate complex problems and plan a safe anesthetic for each child. Through special training and experience, pediatric anesthesiologists provide the safest care for infants and children undergoing anesthesia.
Education and Training
UCV MD 2002
American Board of Anesthesiology
Dr. Raul J. Fernandez, MD's Expert Contributions
During surgery, if you don’t tape the eyes, they can open slightly and get dry which subsequently can cause corneal abrasions. Hope this helps. READ MORE
Anesthesia awareness is rare and ussually happen after trauma surgery or heart surgery is very unlikely to have it in any other surgery. Pain and awareness are different things you can have awareness without pain, if pain is not well controlled and you have awareness then yes you can feel pain. Hope this help. READ MORE
That is a complex question. Anesthesia by itself is not bad for your heart however some people have certain heart problems In which Anesthesia can indirectly affect compensatory mechanisms that eventually can make the heart condition worse. In a healthy person anesthesia is safe on the heart. Drugs used should be choose directed towards preserving the baseline heart. Some can depress the heart function while on anesthesia but this is not permanent and there are others that do not directly affect the hears READ MORE
I would not do it if there is no sedation involve. It is painful and uncomfortable. READ MORE
No. General anesthesia is a drug induce loss of consciousness during which patient are not arousable and not responsive to painfull estimulation. On rare cases like severe traumas and cardiac surgery since there is patients that are hemodynamically unstable there is a tendency were the level of anesthesia is decreased in order to improve patient vital signs and in those patient we can see recall. Patients remembering part of surgery but this is rare. READ MORE
Depending on the tupe of tumor. There are tumors were patienf is anesthetize for the opening of the cranium and after this we wake the patient and do the tumor resection with tge patient awake is called an awake craniotomy, this is done to preserve the integrity of the Central Nervous System READ MORE
Not all cases, it depends on what is being done. Some are even done at the surgeons office with local anesthesia. However most of the time when oral surgeons bring cases to the OR is because they do required General. READ MORE
Short term are ussually post operative nausea and vomiting, allergies or side effects from medications including Malignant Hyperthermia which is rare (1:10000-15000) but well known reaction to inhaled anesthetics. Long term is very rare. Some possible complications are not related to the anesthesia itself but to the stress cause by the surgery (this is very rare on a 15 yo) READ MORE
Yes the anesthesia provider will be with you the whole case. There are different providers (Residents, nurse anesthetist, anesthesia assistants and Drs) one will always be with you. READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Assistant Professor UAMS 2017 - 2019
- American Society of Anesthesiologists
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