Dr. Matt Malkin

Anesthesiology
Loma Linda, CA
18 years experience

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Loma Linda, CA

Address

11234 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA
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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

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336 Answers
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Granted some unsavory material can get released by splenic rupture. However, the biggest risk is uncontrolled bleeding from the spleen's generous bloo... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes, but...: If you are having pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help (use with label instructions), though these would work best for afterward. I do not... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Fast relief: Albuterol is a very fast-acting bronchodilator. It works best for an acute asthma attack. Other asthma meds are slow-acting or work in different ways ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Can be: I personally love new balance. However, what i love most about them is the many types of shoes they make for many types of feet, as well as insoles. P... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Possibilities: Gallbladder disease or infection, appendicitis. Probably good to get checked today, even er, since can be something bad.
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A member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
General Surgeon: Most general surgeons are trained in laparoscopic techniques. Not all cholecystectomy patients are candidates, but the vast majority are. I am assumin... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Msny possibilities: There are muscles, such as supraspinatus, that can cause neck and shoulder pain. Poor neck support while sleeping may also cause. Your pcp can evaluat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Poorly-perfused limbs are prone to getting infection, especially in uncontrolled diabetics. Gangrene can set in and cause sepsis, which is life-threat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Basically, trying to prevent the AAA from rupturing or leaking. This can be done with surgery (open vs. Placed via blood vessel) or with medical manag... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Unlikely, but...: Throat cancer is rare in young people, but there are unusual head-and-neck tumors that affect young people. More likely causes are tonsil irritation o... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: If you're having pain, may need to see urologist. Also should get your blood chemistry checked if hasn't been done. Kidney stones can cause kidney dam... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Good idea: If you are planning to conceive, or having unprotected sex, then you may benefit. The pnvs have extra Folic Acid and other vitamins that help fetal gr... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Collection of fat: I hesitate to use the term "tumor" because it implies cancer. Basically just a collection of fatty tissue, not known to be cancerous. Very common. Peo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Just ask: If you are taking pain meds, it's a pain management discussion. Topics can be "how to use less, " "preparing for surgery, " "referral for pain procedu... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Multiple: The current gases we use are called sevoflurane, Desflurane and isoflurane. The anesthesiologist will choose which one based on many factors. Each one... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
What surgery?: If it's a head injury requiring craniotomy to evacuate a bleed, then it's general anesthesia with an endotracheal tube. Special care is taken while pl... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Second spleen: Many people have a second spleen that shares the same function. This can be good in cases of spleen damage, or bad if spleen removal is necessary to t... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Still unknown really: Basically cancer is mutated cells that stop following the body's rules. They grow uncontrollably despite signals from their neighbors to stop. They br... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Chloroform: This is a very old anesthetic no longer used in medicine. This is probably not a very effective technique and victims probably were already somewhat w... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No and don't do!: The last thing you would want to do is dislodge carotid plaques! if it breaks off, it will follow the flow of blood and lodge in brain causing strokes... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Generally fatal blows to the head cause bleed or enough injury to raise pressure in the head enough to damage brain. In older adults, the brain shrink... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Not possible: There is a chance your body might fight it off with only limited damage. But also chance you can die. It's not the 1800's so go get treated with antib... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Coronary artery disease is the blockage of the arteries that supply the heart by cholesterol plaques. This leads to chest pain/angina and reduced hear... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends on size: Not every AAA needs to be to be treated immediately with surgery. As the aneurysm grows the risk of rupture grows. Surgery, though, is very, very majo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
The box: The box could probably count as fiber, since it is undigestable plant material. However, it isn't a food item per-se. Anyway, there are many cereals w... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Maybe: Pulmonary embolectomy is not a commonly done procedure, but some surgeons specialize in it. Can also try through catheter. If it is necessary in your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Meds will help: I've heard similar things from friends and patients with depression. I usually ask, "is the greater weakness taking the pills, or not taking the pills... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: If the wound requires stitching, and can be closed, then can be done by er doc or surgeon. Will probably also get tetanus booster and antibiotics. If ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Cancer is basically the body's cells that mutate and grow out of control at the expense of healthy cells. Because the body has many types of cells, th... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Preparation: Drink adequate fluids until cutoff time specified, to help IV start. Take your meds as directed by pre-op staff, esp beta blockers and heartburn meds.... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Different organs: Spleen is on upper left side of abdomen and filters blood of bacteria and dead cells. Liver is upper right and metabolizes substances, makes proteins,... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Side effect: Opioid pain medications are usually administered and are constipating. Other anesthetics can slow down gut movement. Pain and surgical manipulation of... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Diseased beef: Creutzfeldt-jakob disease is a spongiform encephalopathy - a disease that makes holes in the brain like a sponge. It is caused by a prion, which is a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Surgery with camera: Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and long, thin instruments to do surgery through small incisions. You will need general anesthesia. Then the abdome... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Water supply: The carbonated water should work as well as any other clean water source. It's just a safe alternative water source when in places that have water sup... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: For short anesthetics not requiring much pain medication, you should feel ok within a few hours. Long-acting medications or longer surgeries can make ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Spleen enlargement may be found by physical exam or imaging. Splenomegaly can be caused by liver failure or itp. Low platelets should raise suspicion ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: This behavior does not increase or decrease cancer risk. Just do exams -self or by physician- and mammograms or other tests as your doctor recommends.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Heart function: Basically looks at structure of heart and function of the muscle and valves. Is it beating strongly and symmetrically? Is it too thick or thin? The do... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Absolutely: The major genes that are talked about are brca1 and 2. The risk of cancer is high enough that carriers of the gene will elect for bilateral mastectomy... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Turbulent flow: Think of blood flow like a river. Now dump a bunch of rocks in one spot. This makes for choppy rapids. The bruit is just the sound of the choppy, turb... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Very: Blood loss can be dramatic, even your entire blood volume. There is also risk of nerve damage, which intraoperative monitoring helps protect from. Ris... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Ultrasound is a good screening tool because is relatively inexpensive and very safe. Ct actually preferable to eval specifically since it will show wh... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Possibility: If tissue dies or severely infected, amputation can be life-saving. In completely uncontrolled pad, it is very, very common, especially if uncontrolle... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends on health: If he is healthy and active, then this may prevent him from losing that lifestyle due to stroke. If he has multiple chronic diseases and poor function... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: A vessel refers to an artery, a vein or rarely lymphatic vessels. So the term blocked artery is more precise.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: I assume you mean coronary stent. During placement there is risk of bleeding or heart attack. The contrast dye can harm kidneys. Afterward, there is r... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Possibly: Typical symptoms of carotid disease are stroke, dizziness, sudden loss of vision in one eye. It is not generally painful. Other problems in the neck l... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: Most nowadays seem to be done under general, though I have no numbers on that. Ga allows for protected airway. Regional technique requires superficial... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Various ways: Can be measured directly while seen on ultrasound, ct or angiogram. Initially starts with physical exam. Some groups encouraging ultrasound screening ... Read More
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Mar 19, 2015
Great anesthesiologist!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Malkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Malkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr. Malkin. I guess the harsh reality is finally starting to give some meaning to the answer many students including myself gave the admissions committee 3 years ago before entering med scho...Read More
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Im 5'3" 125 its been like this for about 3 yrs. Its like the skin is dead. The cold weather makes it almost unbearable. It stings. Went to the Dr. & cause theres no strength lost, he said live with it
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Thank you for taking the time to help me understand that I am probably dealing with a doctor that has been lied to about it. I always thought they just didn't care that I live in constant pain.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2005MD

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