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Dr. Matt Malkin

Anesthesiology
Loma Linda, CA
18 years experience

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Loma Linda, CA

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11234 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA
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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Because it kills: The danger of getting tetanus is everywhere. The reason you don't see people dying from it is because of vaccination, and good follow up for boosters.... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No!: Don't smoke tobacco, e-cigatettes, marijuana, meth, crack, or anything. Stay as far from secondhand smoke as possible. No chewing tobacco. This is goo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes, independently: ARDS is the body's overrraction to infection or trauma. Younger people often are more susceptible. I have not heard of people being predisposed geneti... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Not really: In fact, the peel (zest) contains flavorful oils and is used in many desserts. Make sure to wash well to remove surface pesticides and dirt. I am not ... 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Sedation only: Anesthetics range from mild sedation to general anesthesia, with the lines being blurred for each level between. Often people won't remember anything ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Support: I am guessing the friend is already in the icu. While most of the time in the ICU is not remembered, some is. Patients may still respond and communica... 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Infection: Only with appropriate antibiotics and wound care. Control of diabetes and not smoking helps. Generally should be treated under the direction of a surg... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
AAA: Aaa's are not usually painful, though complications of them can be. Options are open repair, endovascular repair or medical management to prevent it f... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Varies: Some will recover quickly. Some may need months of weaning therapy to get off ventilator. Some will never breathe on own. Depends entirely on cause, a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: Dark stools may be caused by digested blood from a stomach bleed. A test for fecal occult blood should answer this. Some foods like blueberries or med... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Unknown: If you have already received a bone marrow biopsy under the direction of heme-onc, then you're probably beyond the scope of anyone here without your s... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: There are multiple kinds of heart failure. Systolic, which is due to a weak heart. Diastolic which is more related to excess fluid and stiff heart wal... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Get ultrasound: No reason there can't be both. Hydrocele can make diagnosis by exam difficult. Ultrasound has minimal risk.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Shouldn't be...: It's supposed to be easy, though you may be having a different experience. May be enlarged prostate. If in public, may be shy bladder. Get your prosta... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Not usually: Scariest surgical risk is postoperative bleeding. For anesthesia, usually goes fine, though airway surgery always carries risk of obstruction. Anesthe... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Weakness: I assume you mean spine tumors, not skin, muscle or CSF cancer. Cancer of the spine can often come from other tumors, like kidney or prostate. Workup ... 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 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 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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: For labor epidurals, they only last until the last medication is cleared from the epidural space by your body, usually a few hours after turning it of... 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 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 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Interesting: Patients are mechanically ventilated immediately upon start of anesthesia. When on cardiopulmonary bypass, circulation to lungs and heart stops. Venti... 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Likely yes: Ascending aa usually get eval by cardiothoracic surgeon and cardiologist. There is risk of rupture that increases with size and risk of involvement of... 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 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 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 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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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: This is related to phantom limb pain. When the leg is removed, the nerves that run to the feet are cut, with the remaining part still attached inside ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends on u/s: You will probably get an ultrasound of carotids. Follow up will be determined based on what is found, in addition to your other health issues.
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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 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 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Maybe for a few sec: Our "induction" drugs Propofol and etomidate both may sting when administered. We try adding Lidocaine to help with this. This is why they found Lidoc... 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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