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Dr. Chetan Patel

Anesthesiology
Washington, DC
36 years experience male

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

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35 Answers
16 Agrees
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No, it is a sedative: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is not a narcotic but is a sedative hypnotic. It can cause drowsiness.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Propofol,anectine: Rapid sequence induction means patient has full stomach. We give induction agent like Propofol or etomidate and Anectine rapidly to intubate a patient... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Shot: Local anesthetic shot is preferable but if you are anxious type gas may work better before injecting local.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes : When eggs are retreived from ovaries u get intravenous sedation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Elimination mechani: Atracurium is not dependent on liver or kidneys for elimination, so it wears off normally in these patients.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Renal failure/insuff: Atracurium is a muscle relaxant which is not dependent on kidney for elimination. So we use it for patients with poor kidney function or failure.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Intubating fast: Rapid sequence intubation is done to minimize aspiration of gastric contents in to the lung. When we preoxygenate a patient have suction ready and gi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Depends: It depends if you are on narcotics and are narcotic tolerant, I have seen patients on morphine more than 100 mg three times a day.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No really: Not a very time consuming specialty from my own experience. Good working hours.Decent vacation.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No: There are some diseases which can cause trouble in families like malignant hyperthermia but you could have other complications from an anesthetic depe... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No: Under general anesthetic you will not be feel any part of the procedure.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Depends: For a full time crna they can work 40 hours to 60hours. They get paid extra for extra hours worked.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Work in OR: Usually they are in operating rooms all day giving one on one anesthesia to patients undergoing surgery or procedures. They are usually supervised by ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Refractory PONV: Inapsine (droperidol) is also known as Droperidol which was extensively used in 90s then it had fda warning for qt prolongation leading to cardiac arr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
No: Amesthetic can be only given via intravenous or inhalation under supervision of qualified anesthesia provider.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: It is a very rewarding profession. I can tell from my own experience as a anesthesiologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Could be done: Tracheal intubation in usually done after patient is asleep, but in some circumstances it may be required to be done awake for patient saftey example... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Local anesthetic/nar: It is usually local antsthetics like bupivacaine or, ropivacaine with or without narcotics like fentanyl, morphine etc. Low dose in spinals and highe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Not used any more : In our instution Enflurane is not used at all, now we have newer agents with less sideeffects like sevoflurane and desflurane. We also sometimes use I... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Training: From my experience working with nurse anesthetists, difference is training, which is much longer with anesthesiologists who are physicians. They are t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Intravenous local/ a: Iv Lidocaine is used to get pain relief from Propofol which caues burning pain. It can be used for ventricular tachycardia as well.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes: Pain management critical care medicine palliative care cardiac anesthesia pediatric anesthesia neuroanesthesia obstetric anesthesia.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Very safe: It is very safe to get general anesthesia in a 4 year old edpecially healthy 4 year old. Chances of dying are in the range if 1:100000 anesthetics. Al... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Yes if monitored app: If you are sedated you should be monitored with appropriate monitors by a certified health care professional.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Depends : If you are relatively healthy then yes getting anesthesia will not be a problem. If you have multiple medical problems complication rate rises then it... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Good choice: As an anesthesiologist i believe nurse anesthesia is a very rewarding easy going field. Though as in any field currently this field of crna is getting... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Epidural: Epidural without a doubt as long as you have a working epidural.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Training: From my experience working with nurse anesthetists, difference is training, which is much longer with anesthesiologists who are physicians. They are t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Better pain control: With patient controlled analgesia you get better pain control with less side effects and usage of narcotics is less than when narcotics are given intr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Epidural: For labor pain epidural is better because you can push when time comes for delivery. Spinal is usually done when you are getting a caeserian section w... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Some: Narcotics are painkillers while anesthesia (general) includes propofol, inhalation anesthetic , muscle relaxants, narcotics, versad etc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
4+2+2: Nursing degree 4 years work in critical care setting as a nurse for 2 years then attend nurse anesthesia school for 2 years.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Not automaticlly: Opiates are different class of drugs.Addiction to opiates does not automatically make one addicted to benzodiazepines.

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Mar 31, 2015
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education, India
Graduated 1986MD
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