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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler

Anesthesiology
Saint George, GA
40 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

Doctor Q&A

175 Answers
95 Agrees
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Unfortunately yes: But only if the general anesthetic is not performed correctly. This happens very rarely and happens when the anesthesia provider is not paying attent... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
The same as you: The fetus will get most of the same drugs and effects as the mother (there are some drugs that do not cross the placenta)--but for the most part these... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Yes: The rules keep changing but one can always take their medication on the morning of surgery and if you really do need to have some fluids the day of su... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Side effects: Opiates cause a type of cell, called a mast cell to release histamine which causes the skin to itch and is treated with anti-histamines such as vistar... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Asthma: By definition is inflammation of the airways. The treatment is to give steroids and bronchodilators by aerosol. When you have an "attack" the sooner... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Anesthesia: Can have a worsening effect on the acute kidney you have illustrated in the above question. The creatinine and BUN are very high and w/o addressing t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Sub-subspecialist: You need another evaluation and should someone who sees a lot of pts that have or have been tx'd for scoliosis. Please be as extensive as possible an... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Local or General. : Several types; local only. or local with sedation. or local with general. Depends on extent if surgery ( bone work is more painful/complex) and what P... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Nitrous oxide: Or laughing gas is a drug that can decrease awareness and pain. It must be administered by someone trained in its use and proper monitoring should be... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
ENT: See a otolaryngologist (ENT) for an evaluation. It could be nothing or something that will go away or something very serious.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Find a: Neurologist or a family physician or an internist that are comfortable in dealing with migraines. If you don't have insurance than you might just hav... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Better ways: To do this. There are Lidocaine creams/ointments that can be applied that will work just as well and no need to distort the tissue with injection. T... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
A strong narcotic: It is a drug that you should take for sever pain (and possibly moderate pain) and only for a short period of time if you don't have a chronic debilita... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Singing lessons: Hyperventilation should strengthen the diaphragm unless you were consciously just trying to move your rib cage-which is a lot of work and concentratio... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Not really: Hyperventilation is either a physiological response to co2 or o2 levels in your blood sensed by the chemoreceptors in your brain or from an anxiety pr... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Freeze dried. Lead c: Food in lead lined containers. Even if you could store enough food and water how would you prevent contamination? Unless you are living and storing... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
There are no stages : The drugs used now in anesthesia no longer have stages which was primarily a trait of ether anesthesia.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Paresthesis : Sounds like sensory issues and you want to know the cause or if its serious. The best way to find out is to see a neurologist and then testing can rul... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Good: Usually, that is. Need more info but in my experience in dealing w pts who have had HTN due to vascular dysplasia in renal artery do well.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Repeat test: And this time make it a blood test. My understanding is that urine drug screens can be unreliable . It's possible your sample was mistakenly switche... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Every is different: Although some people require will require higher concentrations of anesthesia gas or higher doses of intravenous drugs because of genetic variation or... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Head ache: But its still a rare complication. Less than 5%. Other even rarer complications are infections at the site of needle placement or infection or infla... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Maybe: Steroids, which are used in these injections have not only an anti-inflammatory effect but also what's called a mineralcorticoid effect (increases ab... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Oxygen and : Supportive care to help with breathing. In true respiratory failure a breathing tube will need to be placed in order to deliver oxygen and it will be... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Minor: Until recently where there have been several deaths and long-term hospitalization because of faulty pharmacy preparation of the steroid drug used. Mo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Possibly: Specialists have different comfort levels in whether or not to place an epidural. Most would not place one at 50k or below and between 50 and 100k it... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Short answer yes: Long answer is that for most dental procedures you do not need to another another drug/med to the mix if not really needed. As an anesthesiologist i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
No: My guess is that you may have idiopathic costochondritis--tenderness over the chest cartilage. Hopefull this will go away but as far as anesthesia is... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Yes.: However you still should see your family doctor or a pain specialist.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Its complicated: People recover from strokes and have very different sequelae (fancy term for your condition/recovery). If you are fully recovered or even recovered s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Need more info: Do you currently have a complication? Although complications are rare, there are many possibilities. A headache from the placement of the epidural; ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Yes: But usually for different etiologies (causes). Most children and infants will have a cardiac arrest if they do not get enough air (oxygen) and this w... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Depends: Like everything else in medicine it all depends on the amount of organ reserve. That is, how bad is the bronchitis and severe is the emphysema. Thes... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
A highly skilled one: It is the process of placing a breathing tube securely one's trachea after you are induced for anesthesia. That is, after the drugs that are usually ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Extremely difficult: One would have to have access to the drugs used for general anesthesia and then abuse these drugs for use other than surgery. Exposure to general ane... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
No: And that is because many of us put bite blocks or wrap soft sponges around tongue depressors to prevent this. Most people when waking up from general... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Absolutely: This is why pts who have been brought into the trauma centers are at risk--or anyone who has a possible unstable cervical spine (car crash, ski accide... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
No.: There is evidence that nitrous oxide can abort a fetus in early pregnancy.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Rarely: Most or almost 99.9% of the time the tube goes in after you are asleep and comes out before you are awake. There are times, depending on the course o... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
2 types: Maybe more but one is chronic obstructive that you see in emphysema (COPD) and another type is rare but is where a physical obstruction such as a tumo... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Hurt is relative: It should not be any more painful than having local anesthesia applied to any other part of the body. You can take an oral sedative like valium prior... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Need more info: Carbocaine is in the same class as Lidocaine so if you have a bad reaction to one you should have it with the other. Need to know what your neuro rx... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Pych or Neurologist: Anyone who prescribes antipsychotic or mood altering drugs should be able to treat you--or rather should be able to steer clear of the drugs that caus... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Why?: They are both narcotics. Although one is suppose to be longer acting, the action is variable and all you are doing is adding one narcotic to another ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Quite a bit: One may hyperventilate during a panic attack or one may have other signs such as sweating or elevated pulse. Hyperventilation can be voluntary wherea... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Absolutely: However it is still a matter of one's "heart condition". Some heart pts have more serious ailments than others so the risk changes. Many people with... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Yes, you can: If the anesthetic is not administered correctly or complications occur from surgery (esp neuro surgery). But rarely does this happen during routine s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Extremely rare one: Some people who suffer from depression are helped with drugs that increase the norepinephrine stores in nerve endings. Drugs such as Effexor (venlafax... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Local or conscious: Sedation would be the safest and that is what i would insist on for me or my family. Deep sedation where there is a loss of airway reflexes puts some... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
No.: Not a money issue. It should cost the same whether using local or ga. Most likely it is a comfort issue with the surgeon, that is, he may prefer to ... 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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