Dr. Mitchell Zeitler

Anesthesiology
Saint George, GA
41 years experience male

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Naples FL 34119
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Bio

practicing anesthesia for 26 yrs. interests in regional and neuro-anesthesia. enjoy fine wine and excellent cinema (or is it the other way around). family vacations but also the occasional boy's ski trip.

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Anesthesiology

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English

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175 Answers
95 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Quadraplegia: Can be caused by anything that will interrupt the electrical activity (conduction) of the nerves. The above problems are due to infections of various... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: It is the main mechanism for erections. The ed drugs use the mechanism of increasing Nitric Oxide locally in the penis to enhance erections.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Its up to you: If this is for a labor epidural then it will be a low dose one which means that the local anesthetic will be of low concentration and mixed with a nar... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Until recently: Very few and infrequent but now we can add death as a possibility if the pt is elderly, debilitated and the drug used is from a compounding company in... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: The neuro effects of parkinson's as well as the various effects that the anesthetic may have on the drugs used for treatment make this a higher risk a... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: But usually these are epidurals that contain a narcotic. Not all epidurals have a narcotic added to the solution being infused thru the catheter. If... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Ask your OB: If you don't have an OB then if will become apparent when the contractions are strong and come regularly--only a few minutes apart. If you don't have... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Very safe: When you consider the number of general anesthetics and incidence of bad outcomes, it is extremely safe. More importantly you need to trust the judge... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
No.: There is an additive or even synergstic effect with these medications. Caution should be used when any meds are combined that are prescribed to do th... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes, sort of.: If this is an outpatient procedure you will have seen the surgeon already and then you will see the anesthesiolgist the morning of surgery. Some faci... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Not bad: If you can relax and allow the person doing the procedure walk you through what he/she is doing, then it will be over before you know it. Local anest... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Many: This is what we call a "board question" as many anesthesiologists are asked this question while taking their oral boards for certification. Obesity a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes.: There are some antibiotics that will affect the duration of the local anesthetic but the majority of the time it will have little effect. Most surger... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Use a prep: Try getting a "prep kit" from the drug store that cleans the area and will also provide a sticky film on top of the skin. If you can't find it perhap... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Low to high risks: Old saying in medicine. There are no small procedures only small surgeons. Same about anesthesia. Any anesthetic no matter how minor call become a maj... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
No : A laparoscopy involves having a gas pumped into your abdomen to inflate the abdominal cavity in order for the surgeon to see the organs/endometriosis.... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Depends: It could be viral or superinfection on top of a viral infection. She also could be past the infectious stage if this truly is a bacterial infection. I... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
All sorts: But see a neurologist and perhaps it can be treated with meds that are not narcotics so won't be addictive or you will not build a tolerance.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Not sure what you : Are asking. Tinnitus is an inner ear problem but ear wax build up affecting the tympanic membrane/ear drum can cause this. My guess is that the er t... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
See a doctor: Family doc or orthopedic doc but someone needs to evaluate this and since you are self-medicating/prescribing narcotics for this, you should do this s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
No.: The little secret about drugs used for anesthesia is that there are no truth serums as depicted in the movies. However people will talk about things ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Consult your doctor: You may need to talk to your surgeon or the doctor that did your block. The ringing may or may not be related to the block, that is, it may have simp... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Usually not: I t depends on the person doing the awake intubation but if experienced, then it should be like any other prodecure that you may have had under local ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Depends: What it is for and who is doing it. Is it for seizure disorder or parskinson's? It is not a 100% successful but won't know till tried. Ask your neu... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Don't understand: Your doctor's thinking as you have now gone through 2 menstrual cycles. Get another opinion. May need to have a diagnostic laparoscopy and possibly s... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
For sedation: Sedation and as a sleep aide but this is a potent drug and should not be used unless prescribed by a professional knowledgeable about the drug. There... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: And if he was having a colonoscopy i would use that on him too. But he is no longer alive because he was taking that drug for the wrong reasons and m... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Pulmonary function: Is the main test of which useful information can be obtained about lung capacity and the amount of lung reserve someone has. It needs to be done by a... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes, sort of.: But i would not recommend it. In europe they do cardiac bypass surgery with thoracic epidural blocks. In your case it would be overkill. Local with... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
None: Ketamine will leave the body's system after a few hours and should have no effect, especially in the dose used to supplement either a spinal or epidur... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Seek help: You may need a kyphoplasty which is a procedure that alleviates the pain due to fractures of the spine/vertebrae. But first you need to have an evalu... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Was this for : An infection. Was the "wick" actually a drain so that the infected material could drain out? Go back to whomever pick it in and get it checked.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Read instructions: Follow the instructions given to you by either your surgeon or the pre-admission testing center. Do not eat a heavy meal the night before but feel fr... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Several: Although there are different categories of anesthesia (general/regional/sedation), one must keep in mind that some anesthetics can easily slip into an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Question?: I suppose you want to know what to do. A second opinion is always useful. But if you don't have pain or the pain is recent in onset or comes and goe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Probably: You will still need to be evaluated before having anesthesia and surgery. If for the most part you are a healthy and do not have any severe medical i... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Injection of local: It is when local anesthesia is used to numb a nerve or group of nerves (plexus). It usually entails knocking out the motor component as well as senso... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Not long: It is one of the fastest of all the gases to leave the body. About 5 minutes, depending on the concentration used and even here where are only talkin... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Sedation: For the anesthesia if your child is able to tolerate having an IV placed. The risk is small but it should all be done at a place that is familiar wit... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Evaluation: The best person to ask is the doctor who referred you for the epidural injections. It may be that the problem is not amenable to the epidural or that... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes.: Aspiration, silent or not, can lead to a pneumonitis (pneumonia) which is an inflammation of the lungs w/o a viral or bacterial as a cause. This will... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Very uncommon.: Although not unheard of and can happen in several ways. Upon passage of the breathing tube it can directly damage the cords or injure cartilage that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Obstruction: There are a lot of nerve endings in the upper airway but when anything gets into the posterior pharynx on down to the larynx, vocal cords, epiglottis ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
You need : A workup. A full exam and possibly a ct or MRI to make sure nothing abnormal is going on. A c-section is a bloody operation and sometimes some thin... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Drugs: That prevent the "firing" of the nerve. They do this by neutralizing the propagation of the impulse down the axon of the nerve. Locals such as Lidoc... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: An egd is a procedure where a scope is placed into the esophagus to check for any abnormalities there and in the stomach and sometimes the 1st section... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Just local: No need for anything more. I find that giving only what is needed and thereby decreasing risk by not adding more drugs is the safest way to practice.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: Any controlled substance, in this case a narcotic, also known as an opiate or more simply a pain med can become addictive and cause you to develop a t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
See your GYN: First you need to take/get a pregnancy test. Then you need to see your gyn doc and see if its related to the birth control pill. You may need to tak... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
No one knows: Or can answer that question w/o taking a more complete history and examining you. If this continues or is bothering you now please see your family ph... Read More
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Excellent answers in a way that non-medical followers can undestand.
Aug 5, 2013
very good answers. an important contributor to health tap.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Zeitler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm 100% disabled can walk some but pain is unreal and when pump was on they took my main pain meds away just started getting them back.
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pain management answer was very helpful! I hate that today PM Doctors have a stigma of a drug dealer almost! They shouldn't have to worry!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you I liked your answer. Made me feel better. I have always been very resistant to anesthetics.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1982MD

Awards

Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, the Jacksonville Region - Spring
2017
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