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Dr. Karen Sibert

Anesthesiology
Los Angeles, CA
39 years experience female

Locations

Department of Anesthesiology

Los Angeles, CA

Address

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 8211, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

About

Bio

Dr. Karen Sibert is a board-certified anesthesiologist in private practice in Los Angeles; she is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She graduated from Princeton University, and received the M.D. degree with Honor from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Her residency training and fellowship were completed at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Sibert specializes in high-risk anesthesia for adult patients, including lung surgery, obesity surgery, and major cancer surgery. She is married and the mother of three, and blogs at www.apennedpoint.com. To make an appointment with Dr. Sibert for a consultation about anesthesiology, please contact the Cedars-Sinai Department of Anesthesiology at 310-423-5841. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is located at 8700 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles CA, 91423.

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

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490 Answers
441 Agrees
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Depends on surgery: It's always hard to separate the risks of anesthesia from risks of surgery. Babies have anesthesia every day for procedures like correction of crossed eyes, as my daughter did at that age. She's doing great! If your baby needs surgery, your pediatric anesthesiologist will give the best kind of anesthesia for the surgery. That's why there are doctors who specialize in anesthesia for children.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Antibiotics?: Most common medications causing itchiness in the setting of surgery and anesthesia are antibiotics and pain relievers such as Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or Vicodin. If you were put on an antibiotic, check to see what kind, and check with your surgeon. Many pain relievers that contain narcotics can cause itching. If you don't have a rash or any trouble breathing, this is not a dangerous reaction.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Balanced diet: It's not unusual for teenage boys to be thin, and wish they were more muscular. Eat a balanced diet with meat, chicken, vegetables, fruit, whole-grain bread. See if you can start an exercise program that will help you build muscle. You probably don't want to be fat; just gain muscle mass. If you're in school, your coach or gym teacher may be able to advise you.

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Excellent consultant in Anesthesiology. A model for our profession.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sibert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sibert is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

Hospital of St. Raphael

Awards

Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Affiliations

California Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Duke University Medical Center
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