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Dr. Scott Roethle

Anesthesiology
17 years experience male

Locations

Anesthesia Assoiciates of Kansas City

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Bio

I am a board certified physician anesthesiologist in private practice. We work in an anesthesia care team model, in which we supervise and direct the care of anesthetists, taking care of dozens of patients every day having procedures and surgeries of all kinds. I am involved in all preoperative care of our patients, from pre-operative screening and medical clearance, throughout the procedure and anesthetic, the recovery room period, and often even managing acute pain during the hospitalization. I also cover obstetric anesthesia, including a high risk maternal-fetal program, and our intensive care unit. In addition to a full anesthesia practice, I am active in healthy lifestyle and wellness promotion. I believe the best medicine is preventive medicine and living well!

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: Missouri, Texas

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

31 Answers
31 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Avoid certain drugs: Malignant hyperthermia is a genetic abnormality passed through families that causes a severe reaction to a few drugs used in anesthesia. If you know y... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Fully unconscious: General anesthesia means you will be completely asleep, unable to respond to commands, unable to feel, hear or remember, and usually will have some ki... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Not really: Anything in small moderation is not necessarily harmful while pregnant, even occassional caffeine, alcohol, or Ibuprofen (nsaids). But that doesn't me... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Procedure dependent: The variables include the procedure, the patient, the medical history, surgeon preference, and the location. The biggest factor is the procedure itese... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Rehab and therapy: You will likely be asleep, or well anesthetized with a spinal/epidural, during the surgical procedure, which is straight-forward and has minimal risk.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
It's possible: It is possible that your screw can work its way out, or cause discomfort in situ. If this happens, talk with your surgeon, as he/she may be able to ea... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Probably not: This is generally "safe", but everything has some risk. In a reputable dentist office with competent staff, this should not be a problem to receive ni... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Rare long term: Epidurals are usually straight forward procedures for analgesia, done usuing a needle in the the back. There are very rare long term consequences of b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Meet anesthesiologis: General anesthesia is very safe. It is important to not eat the day of surgery, take any medications they tell you to early in the morning with some w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and narcotic: Nsaids (ibuprofen and aleve) and aspirin, both inhibit platelets, i.e. Thin the blood, and can contribute to minor bleeding when having surgery. Some ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Sometimes: Usually a small tube called a catheter is placed into the epidural space, and then medication is administered via the catheter. Often, a pump is conne... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Very low risk: Anesthesia is very safe when performed by trained anesthetists. Just like anything, there are always risks, but they are very minimal with today's med... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Chloroform or ether: Theoretically, any inhalational anesthetic gas can be used inappropriately in this manner. Originally ether and chloroform was used, or abused, this ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Very little: Any intravenous medication can sting or burn a little as it is administered, particularly one of the main IV anesthetics called Propofol which does bu... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
General anesthesia: If a patient has a traumatic brain injury that requires surgery, this patient will recieve general anesthesia and will likely remain on the ventilator... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Oxygen + anesthesia: Several inhalational anesthetics are currently used with similar efficacy: isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane. These are all halogenated anesthet... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
See your doctor: There are many causes of headache. One concern would be a post dural puncture headache, if you had an epidural or spinal. This would be a worse headac... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
General anesthesia: If you are having surgery such as lumbar laminectomy, discectomy, and/or fusion, you will recieve general anesthesia. However, a herniated disc does n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Need more info: It is not clear what procedure you are referring to... Microvascular decompression does not clearly identify any specific procedure that I am aware of... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
It depends: It depends on exactly what is fractured. Multiple vertebral body fractures could be treated with vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, fusion, or bed rest; tran... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
For discharge: Post anesthesia recovery score basically helps to tell when a patient is ready to discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit (pacu). Patients should... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Very low risk: In an otherwise healthy patient, general anesthesia is very safe. But just like anything, it is not without risk. Minor risks include nausea and sore ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
See your doctor: A "groin injury" can mean a lot of different things: muscle strain, muscle tear, inguinal hernia, sports hernia, nerve injury... If you still have pai... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Exam and MRI: A good physical exam can indicate an ACL tear: firmly hold the thigh in place, and with the knee bent 90 degrees, firmly pull the lower leg forward. I... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Everyone's different: Most people regain consciousness shortly after surgery as the anesthetic "wears off", usually within 30 minutes. Many people remain "groggy" for up to... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Possibly: There is a wide range of pain treatments available, and ketamine can be a helpful medication for some people. There are a large number of narcotics fo... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Stretch, light load: It really depends on the injury. A muscle strain may take several weeks to get better. Assuming no nerve or spine damage, you can likely proceed with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Very unlikely: Complications can occur during any procedure or any anesthetic, but eye surgery and any associated anesthetic are both low risk regardless of the pati... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Mild GI bug likely: it's likely just something you ate that didn't agree, could be specific foods or just a little stomach bug. also sound dehydrated. keto diet is fine... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
The same as others: Always perform CPR in a patient until you know exactly what the injury is. Spinal cord injury in the thoracic and lumbar spine is compatible with life... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Airway device: "laryngeal mask airway", which is an airway device that sits in the throat just above the vocal cords, used for general anesthesia. This is opposed to... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Roethle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Roethle is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Actually i was eating too much chicken past 3 weeks so i was very much worried... M feeling much better now.. Thank you doctor.
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thanks but what about anestia used in peduatric surgery
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota Medical School, MN
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

UT-Houston

Awards

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Affiliations

American Society of Anesthesiologists
A4M

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