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
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It is safe. Some adolescents tolerate being awake for surgical procedures better than others and without knowing what type of surgery you are asking about, that is difficult to assess. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Yes in the absence of serious medical problems. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
No. Reason is risk of vomiting and aspirating the food into your lungs which can cause death or other problems. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
It can if you are dehydrated and your blood pressure drops. However, please keep in mind that anesthesia is extremely safe certainly compared to your drive to the facility. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
For smaller children, breathing through a mask gets them off to sleep “Breathe like a jet pilot!” But if they are old enough to get an IV started while awake, they may be given medication through that. Depending on the surgery they may have a breathing tube or breathe through a mask. Your abestjediologist can give you more details. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Usually shaking after anesthesia is due to body’s temperature drop during surgery, particularly longer cases. Shaking is body’s way of warming up. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
We expect that the day of the procedure but generally not after that. If it has been a while I would recommend looking for other causes. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
No. It is not recommended. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
In any age group, maintaining blood pressure and oxygenation (breathing) is important in keeping the heart and brain safe. Fortunately, anesthesiologists and CRNAs are very good at this do yes, she should be okay from an anesthesia standpoint if she does not have an underlying heart condition. I recommend having her get pre-anesthetic evaluation if available to get more detailed advice From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
If you are not giving the anesthetic, I would discuss this with the anesthesiologist on the case. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
No it does not From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
That depends on the type of ear surgery. I would definitely ask your surgeon. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Well it is unusual to have bowel problems do only to anesthesia we can see some delay our return to normal bowel function and people who have had abdominal surgical procedures. If narcotics are used for pain control during anesthesia that can slow return to normal bowel function but that is less, From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Nerve blocks are safe for most ages beyond young children although accommodations may have to be made if patient can’t hold still—it is hard to hit a moving target. Of course results may vary with the skill and experience of the injector. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Yes, once it wears off, which should be shortly after your procedure. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
You will gradually regain sensation, and there may be some pain, usually mild, depending on the procedure. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Depends on the surgical procedure of course but when anesthesia is the only consideration, patients are often given crackers or done such in the recovery room. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
It can be short, about an hour, or longer, up to a couple hours, depending on the medication used. Medication can also be continuously given for longer procedures if needed. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Can be awake, sedated, or asleep, breathing on your own usually (total IV anesthesia, or TIVA). Been there myself. I prefer TIVA. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Yes, it is often possible to have foot surgery surgery performed under local anesthesia or spinal anesthesia or regional nerve blocks, depending upon the extent of the surgical procedure planned. I would address this issue with your surgeon who will probably be able to help you out with the better answer focused on your specific procedure From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Adrenaline, or epinephrine, causes blood vessels to narrow reducing blood flow to the area of injection so the local anesthetic stays around longer. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Assuming she is relatively healthy—age is relatively less important than, say, uncontrolled heart disease, she should go fine. There are some studies suggesting short term memory effects if multiple snesyhegicsxare given over a short period of time. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Usually just a few minutes From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Most patients I have had say it is much easier than the IV, so I would say not painful. Had it once myself and it was not painful. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
That would not usually be appropriate unless surgery was needed. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
When surgery is over, the anesthetist will turn the anesthesia off and you will gradually wake up over the next few minutes. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
With friends like that.... While you will not be able to move your legs during active anesthesia (during your surgery) your function will rapidly return afterwards, usually in a few minutes. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Often local anesthetic, or local with some sedation. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Usually so From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
By injection into the area being worked on. May sting 3-5 seconds but then you’re numb From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
It feels like the gradual dawning of awareness. Not particularly different from waking up after sleeping. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Very few. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
It depends on how extensive the surgery is. Some does not require general anesthesia From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Numbness, metallic taste in mouth, ringing in ears (rare). Nerve injury is rare but possible. There are others but all are uncommon. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
You can be awake, but the extent of the surgery depending on your specific situation may determine whether you want to be awake or not. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
You cannot lower the rate at which your body eliminates local anesthetic. Lidocaine is the shortest acting. Bupivicsine is longest acting commonly used. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
It sounds like a very minimal procedure for which local (numbing medicine) should be more than adequate. If you are squeamish, close your eyes and visualize a nice beach. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Extremely low, safer than your drive there From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Avoiding a snarky answer, you will wake up. Some people more slowly but usually in a few minutes. Anesthesia is statistically safer than crossing a sidewalk but we don’t give that a second thought because we are familiar with crossing sidewalks. The unknown can be very scary but you’ll do great! From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
That seems excessive. Perhaps a Xanax before the study. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
You would have to address that with your provider, but it is done. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Extraordinarily rare. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Anesthesia, often in the form of sedation, is often used for endoscopes. Ask your physician. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Definitely ask your anesthesiologist. Many options exist, coming down to your and your surgeon's preferences. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Don’t eat anything after midnight. Your surgical staff will discuss what medications you should take or avoid and when to stop clear liquids for safety. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
That depends on the type of anesthesia, the type and length of surgery. A great question to ask your anesthetist. Probably won’t be up to speed day of surgery, but individuals do vary in recovery rates. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
That would depend on the dentist or oral surgeons comfort level and expertise. Some offices will have at least a nurse anesthetist. Ask your surgeon! From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Different providers have different preferences. Please ask yours. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
I think they are usually done under general but they can be done under local—obviously. It comes down to whether or not it is an emergency (im guessing not since you had time to ask this), patient choice, and safety issues. I recommend you discuss with your surgeon and anesthesiologist. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
That is certainly possible. I would suggest asking your surgeon so you can determine what will be best choice for you. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
General anesthesia is typically used for laparoscopic procedures because the gases used to inflate the abdomen in order to do the procedure may cause referred pain to upper body that would not be controlled by regional anesthesia. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
General anesthesia, most likely with a breathing tube for safety. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
It is extremely uncommon. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Two points arise here. When a procedure is done “ under local” that usually means no anesthetic or sedation is involved. However, if you are getting certain blocks or surgical procedures, it may still be unsafe to drive afterwards, so I recommend asking the provider this question. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
There are several different drugs used for general anesthesia. They may be fused by wright. This is a great question for your anesthesia provider on day of surgery or prepping clinic if there is one. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
I suspect that depends on the nature of your surgical procedure. You should definitely ask your oral surgeon. Christopher Creighton READ MORE
While this may not be appropriate to your type of surgery, there are a few types of anesthesia divided into groups call on the first, General Anastasia means you go asleep for the surgery. This may be maintained with a gas also known as an inhalational agent, or IV medication. Sedation is the second Friday and may be combined with the third, which would be a regional anesthesia or nerve blocks depending on the type of procedure you have. From Christopher Creighton READ MORE
Addiction to anesthetic like propofol are very uncommon. Access is difficult and this drug pretty much puts you to sleep, which is why Michael Jackson used it with assistance of an admittedly unqualified doctor. There are much healthier ways to improve sleep if that is an issue. Christopher Creighton READ MORE
That largely depends on the policy of the facility at which you are having the procedure for. If there is any sedation involved, you should have a driver. From, Christopher Creighton READ MORE
As long as you have had no complications or side effects, two seditions within six months is reasonable. READ MORE
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- Barnes Jewish Hospital 1991
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- St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis
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