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Dr. Ryan Keller

Anesthesiology
16 years experience male

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Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professionals

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Anesthesiologist practicing in the front range of Colorado.

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Anesthesiology

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37 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Awake intubation: No it doesn't hurt physically. Sometimes we use an awake intubation technique if the airway is to difficult to secure without the patient awake and b... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Narcotic pain relief: Narcotics are a powerful agonist at the same receptor site as yor body's natural endorphins. It helps your brain minimize the pain signals it is rece... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Epidual 2 drugs: Usually we mix 2 drugs in an epidural solution. One is a local anesthetic that should provide some immediate relief but that will wear off in a few h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
No: If you drink alot your liver my be used to a higher metabolic rate, but in general no.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
No: Oral narcotics don't really increase or decrease your seizure threshold. Short term use as prescribed should not be a problem. Remember to maintain ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Yes: As long as the same doctor prescribed them at the same time and at prescribed doses. Both can make you drowsy so start with caution.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Laughing gas: Great question! laughing gas is nitrous oxide which has a good safety profile at the concentrations used in dental offices. This means you are seda... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Effect Vicodin: When taken in prescribed doses for pain, you probably won't feel much except less pain. You might get a little nauseated but most patients feel that ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Epidural : Usually this is normal. Two medications are the epidural. A local anesthetic which will wear off that day or overnight and a corticosteroid. This m... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
GA for cavity: Even though general anesthesia is delivered everyday safely, it is not without risks. Simple oral procedures are best done under local anesthesia or ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Pain Management: There are basically two facets to pain management. Acute pain management, generally in a hospital where we use medication and anesthetics to control ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose: Taking more hydrocondone than prescribed is not good for two main reasons. Narcotic overdose will lead to respiratory depression and possibly death. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Cosmetic epidural: It can be used for procedures such as abdominoplasty. Especially for post op pain control if needed.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Tetracaine: Tetracaine is used by a few different specialties. Optho-eye drops, anesthesia- spinal anesthesia, dentistry - oral procedures. It is a long acting ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Narcotic withdrawal : Yes. When your receptors are used to being flooded with powerful narcotics abrupt withdrawal can cause anything from sweating, heart racing to seizu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Liver damage: The liver problems come from the Acetaminophen (tylenol) in the hydro condone. . New recommendations are 3, 000mg per day of acetaminophen, down from... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Epidural fever: I am assuming you are currently in the hospital since you have an epidural. You probably feel hot but don't actually have a fever. Your vitals are c... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Incomplete epidural: A couple common reasons. If your ack/leg pain is from stenosis(tightness around nerve exit) the steroids didn't reach the nerve because it is so tigh... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Sedatives: Yes, and dont mix the two.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Narcotic dépendance: If you are prescribed a certain quantity of narcotic for a specific pain focus it is unlikely you will develop a dependancy. It usually happens in il... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Wisdom teeth: Your dentist may provide a IV sedation or local/gas method. Both are common for persons having long oral procedures or anxiety issues.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Low back pain: The best treatment are things you can do away from your desk. Your core muscles are weak from sitting posture. Walking, crunches, pool time.. You ge... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Reveals Arrhythmia : Procainamide is a local anesthetic that acts on sodium channels. In the heart muscle sodium channels play a central role in the excitability of myoca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Reveals Arrhythmia : Procainamide is a local anesthetic that acts on sodium channels. In the heart muscle sodium channels play a central role in the excitability of myoca... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Mono pain medication: Generally no. If you are truly diagnosed with mononucleosis you should only take non-prescription strength pain relievers because stronger pain relie... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
More narcotic: The 1st number is the milligrams of the actual narcotic. The second is the Acetaminophen content . Remember to limit your Acetaminophen dose to 2000 ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Cervical epidural: They can be very effective for some types of pain especially those radiating down the arm. Pain specific to the neck with or without head movement ma... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Urinalysis epidural: Lopimidol( isovue) is excreted through the kidneys and may elevate protein in the urine transiently, but I have not seen it show a false positive on a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Pain Appointment: The first appointment can be lengthy. A lot of paperwork, detailed physical exam, maybe a narcotic contract, maybe an injection... Plan on a good hour... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Unknown: So will say ingredients in Robitussin (guaifenesin) and nyquil will do it but in my pain clinic I have never had anyone test positive that was not on ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Lidocaine rash: Yes you can. Lidocaine is on a family of anesthetics called "-amides" be sure and let heathcare providers know you get a rash with the Lidocaine spr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Anesthesia Induction: With I.V. Sedation prior to induction(going to sleep), you may not even remember going into the o.R. Once all the monitors and oxygen is on, you may ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Narcotic with period: None. Do not take narcotics to stop periods.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Yes if trained: Invasive pain procedures are done by a few different specialties.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Not good for you: Although chewing is not good for you and you should stop, chewing tobacco while on hydrocodone is ok and as you know tobacco has a stimulant in it. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Some options: Glucosamine tabs may help. There are also injections with a material called synvisc (hylan g-f 20). Staying hydrated is important.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Keller
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
No: Lidocaine is a synthetic local anesthetic. It is not really related. The caine in the name was used because of the similar numbing properties but do... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Keller is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

des moines university
Graduated 2006MD

Awards

Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, Colorado - Summer
2013
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