Doctor Q&A for Dr. Richard O'Leary

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Only in rare cases: Intubation involves using an instrument (called a laryngoscope) to help the health care provider see the vocal cords and trachea. If the patient has ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Yes: There are several options available that are non narcotic. Options range from aleve, celebrex, (celecoxib) vioxx to toradol. These are nsaids (non-... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Yes and no: Having an anesthetic does have small risks associated with it. The chance of death from an anesthetic is approx 1/250, 000. It is statistically more... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Genetic mutation: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (mthfr) is the rate-limiting enzyme in the methyl cycle, and it is encoded by the mthfr gene. Genetic variat... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
7.5, 5 and 5: The first number represents how much hydrcodone is present in the pill. In this case 7.5 mg or 5mg. The second number is the number of milligrams of... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
No: While under general anesthesia you won't feel, hear or smell anything.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Reverse??: I'm not sure what a reverse epidural is. Epidural steroids are injected in the spine to lessen inflamation and thereby provide pain relief. I have n... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Yes: Both fentanyl and Opana are opiates. Opana er is the trade name for Oxymorphone ( a derivative of morphine). The medications differ in their side ef... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
Provide pain relief: Fentanyl patches are small patches like a band-aid. The medicine is mixed into the bandage material. Once it is applied to the skin, the fentanyl, a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard O'Leary
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
No: Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril) is not a narcotic but it can have significant side effects which are similar to narcotic medications. Side effects include... Read More
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