Dr. Christopher P Creighton M.D.
Anesthesiologist | Pain Medicine2345 Dougherty Ferry Rd Saint Louis MO, 63122
Dr. Creighton specializes in patient-focused treatment of chronic pain including medical management, and interventional techniques such as nerve blocks, discography, joint and muscle injections, neuro ...
Education and Training
Univ of Chicago, Pritzker Sch of Med, Chicago Il 1987
AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of AnesthesiologyABA- Pain Medicine
Dr. Christopher P Creighton M.D.'s Expert Contributions
That is an excellent question for your surgeon and may depend on the type of “ surgery”: open flank incision, ureteroscope, or ultrasound. From Christopher Creighton “Quality care for a quality life” READ MORE
Lidocaine lasts about 45 minutes to 90 minutes after injection in most situations From Christopher Creighton “Quality care for a quality life” READ MORE
Your anesthesiologist or anesthetist will assist your breathing as needed From Christopher Creighton “Quality care for a quality life” READ MORE
Ordinarily not unless you have a very serious undetected heart condition. Exception is for open heart surgery where the heart is often intentionally stopped but circulation is maintained by machine. From Christopher Creighton “Quality care for a quality life” READ MORE
Sometimes a small hernia can be fixed under local (numbing) anesthesia, but general (sleeping) is more common. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Sure you can, but it will be a horrifying experience and I don’t know a surgeon who would do that. Perhaps a neighbor? From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Although you will get a list more specific to your procedure, some general guidelines for that day are: no driving. No making major financial decisions. “Do not operate heavy equipment” is my favorite, so please don’t use your earth mover. From Christopher Creighton “Quality care for a quality life” READ MORE
In any modern, monitored setting, it is very unlikely that you would get “too much” anesthesia. If anything, you might wake up more slowly. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Of course that depends on the provider. I wouldn’t want an unsupervised nurse providing it. Certain health issues can make it more challenging, but a good anesthesiologist will assess and deal with those or postpone the procedure until they can be optimized. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Generally used for numbing the skin before a minor procedure, From Christopher Creighton “Quality care for a quality life” READ MORE
No From Christopher Creighton “Quality care for a quality life” READ MORE
It would be much more pleasant unless you have no gag reflex. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Usually, it is. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Usually, but don’t swallow anything. The risk is if anything is in your stomach you could vomit and get stomach contents in your lungs. There is normally a time limit for clear liquids (like water, coffee without creamer, etc.). In our practice, that is five hours. Your dentist can tell you what their limits are. Ask them. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
You had DENTAL anesthesia and your teeth are sore? Did you have DENTAL procedure that might explain the soreness? No, dental anesthesia does not make your teeth hurt unless you have an air filled cavity that nitrous oxide diffused into increasing the pressure. But that effect goes away in an hour or two. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Part of the answer has to with the type of spray, and where it is applied. “Freeze spray”, usually for shots, is ethyl chloride and numbs by cooling. It is instant no matter where you apply it, but doesn’t last long. Lidocaine or cetacaine start numbing fastest if used on mucus membranes (in mouth and nose) and over a few minutes if applied over skin. They last a few minutes. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Usually local (numbing) anesthesia only. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Usually, if there are a few needed. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Not sure where you are located but, as an anesthesiologist and someone who has also had gallbladder surgery, I can tell you that most people are awake within 5-10 minutes of the surgery. Depends on the skills of the person giving you the anesthesia. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
We hope not! But we are better prepared to respond than anywhere else you might find yourself. Anesthesia is statistically safer than walking on a sidewalk to put it into perspective. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
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