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Dr. Matthew Kellems

Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH
18 years experience male

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Office

Cleveland, OH

Address

Cleveland OH 44106
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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

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22 Answers
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the cause of your lower leg pain. Some medications help with circulation, some with nerve pain, etc. Seeing a pain doctor could... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: An epidural could possibly be used for an open abdominal hysterectomy. If the procedure is laparoscopic, using an epidural would be very difficult.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Also: General anesthesia may be provided by an anesthesiologist for some pediatric dental cases and for complex oral surgery in adults.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Many: Medical conditions, diseases, organ function, age, weight, laboratory work, nutritional status, vital signs, and type of procedure are just a few of t... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Here are a few: Oxycodone, oxymorphone, nalbuphine, naloxone, naltrexone, Buprenorphine and etorphine are all derivatives of thebaine.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
4 years: An anesthesiology residency is 4 years long with potentially additional training for subspecialization in areas like critical care and cardiac anesthe... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Sort of: Opiate addiction is a progressive disease and does not reset back to normal while you are clean. The disease "does push ups" while you are clean, and... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
?: During epidural placement a small air bubble is placed in the syringe to help guide the needle to the right place. This is the standard procedure and ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Help: People have been able to quit on their own but the success rate is much higher when you have assistance. Another option would be na or aa.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Not really: General anesthesia sometimes involves a breathing tube or airway device that may cause numbness to the tongue but not the face.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Fine: Protruding discs are in a different location anatomically than where epidural catheters are placed so there is no issue with labor epidurals. If a dis... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: It really depends on multiple factors, especially type of tumor and location.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Any: Any top children's hospital in the country has adequately trained pediatric cardiac surgeons for this procedure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Any: Any top children's hospital in the country has adequately trained pediatric cardiac surgeons for this procedure.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends on dose: Lidocaine itself is an anti-arrhythmic and will not have cardiovascular effects unless the maximum dose is exceeded.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Epidurals are very safe for both you and the baby. That is why they are commonly used for women in labor and the medications used in them don't get to... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Very effective: Anesthesia for any joint manipulation allows the surgeon to move the joint around much more because it will not be limited secondary to pain. More sca... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Pump: It is a device that contains local anesthetic and slowly delivers it to the surgical site/incision. It is a good choice because it can help cut down o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
There are risks: There are risks associated with any type of anesthesia and the degree of those risks depend on your medical problems, the type of surgery, and the typ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Colds: It can be used for the common cold and allergic rhinitis.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Multiple options: The problem with opioids like morphine is that over time it's stops working and actually makes pain worse. Suboxone helps with pain, and in addition ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Oxycodone is an opioid and ibuprofen is an nsaid. Different classes and the way they work is different, so there is no issue taking both. You may wa... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kellems is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kellems is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for being available !
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2004MD

Affiliations

Ahuja Medical Center
Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital
University Hospital Case Medical Center
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