Dr. Edwin Perez

Anesthesiology
Newark, NJ
21 years experience male

Locations

Edwin Perez, MD Pain Management

Newark, NJ

Address

Department of Anesthesiology, 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ
Directions

Fax

9739263886

About

Bio

Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician based in New Jersey. Interests in regional and neurosurgical anesthesia. In addition, to doing anesthesia I also have a pain management practice where I deal with all kinds of pain ranging from back pain to cancer pain.

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

186 Answers
80 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Procedures: Interventional pain management is focused on using procedures such as nerve blocks to control pain. Some docs only do that while others offer a more ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Possible: Yes, however detox is way more psychological than physical ultimately. If life circumstances are not altered, the detox wont't last. Hence why some p... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Pain: A lot. There is an assumption that back pain always comes from the spine. This is too simplistic. If ur pain did not get better...Look for other ca... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Pain: If ur question is should he have the fentanyl patch, the answer is no. The Butrans patch will limit its effect. Also we try not to use 2 longacting ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Spinal tap: No....This is not usual. A small amy if pain is normal but not a lot of pain w a bump. Please be seen asap.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Stimulants such as adderal can be used. For fibro there is lyrica (pregabalin). Muscle relaxants may also be helpful.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Pain: I don't think the two problems are related. I suggest a trip to ur primary care at least.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Anesthesia: Easy...General anesthesia. That's pretty much it. Have them add epidural for pain control after surgery
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Local anesthesia: They can place local anesthesia in the urinary tract which can help.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Pain: Give it some time and do ur normal activities. We all experience a new pain flare up now and then. If it is still there in a few days then ask the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Sciatica: Absolutely not, weakness maybe but only in affected leg. Sounds like u may have more systemic problems. Go get checked.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Oxycontin: No such things. There is only Oxycontin which is long acting and oxycodone which is short acting. This info is for usa patients.
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A member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Local: Not common but possible especially if the pudendal nerve was entered w da needle.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Pain: Better to use a topical anti fungal since mucosal tears that are healing in moist areas can get yeast infections easily.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Sorry: Sorry to hear that. Most of those issues like leg length discrepancy can cause that type of pain over time. Consider orthotics and following up with... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Won't: Overall, it should not worsen your liver function. However, if the liver is not working well, the drug might not get metabolized as easily.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Could be either: Depends on time frame and other issues but it could be either one. Consider physical therapy, etc. If it does not improve in 6 weeks then its time t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Getting winded: "feeling winded" sounds like a whole different set of issues. I would suggest immediate medical attention
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Insertion: Who is going to insert and manage it? It needs to be filled with sterile meds when implanted and then it needs to be refilled every few months. Also... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Missed it?: You might have a second degree burn or infection, either way report to ER
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Interesting: I had to look it up cause we don't tend to use that name in the USA. It is betamethasone, it is injected into various areas for various reasons. How... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Back Pain: Honestly, once you develop back pain, it almost never goes away for ever. Expect it to come and go. An acute flare should get better within 6 weeks.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Yes: Its ok to use a splint while you get things figured out provided the splint is helpful. It will not cure it.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
No: Codeine is an opioid precursor that the body converts to Morphine. So its basically morphine. DXM is DXM and it is closer to ketamine in action.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Well...: Pros: You won't see or feel or hear anything Con: You won't see or hear or feel anything. Personally, I have never had surgery but when that day com... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Several reasons: Here's a few; 1) Its not in the right spot 2) Its in the right spot but too much to the right or left or it may have wrapped around 3)It only works o... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
No: Assume the pain is coming from a physical derangement before assuming it comes from a psychological component in order to rule out major physical thin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Yes and yes: Absolutely. Even a surgeon can continue to operate. Only super delicate microsurgery could be an issue for the surgeon but even then as a tech you s... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
No: At the moment there are lots of theories and treatments should be multi-modal but if your asking is there one known cause followed by one known pill t... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Caffeine: The effect is mostly from caffeine. Have you had caffeine? IF so then you know what the effect will be. The amount of caffeine is equal to one cup ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Muscle relaxant: Why not use a standard muscle relaxant first before valium? Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium work but the overall for occasional use, a medication like ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Not location: Location does not determine whether it is a migraine or not. Other things like duration, number of days with headache, presence of aura, lack of slee... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Hmmm: The biggest key here to answer two questions. One...what are your symptoms and two.....do you have dynamic instability. Dynamic instability is abnor... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Do nothing: It will resolve on its own. Keep using your incentive spirometer that they gave you after the surgery. The worst answer is do nothing but that what ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Tramadol: The short answer is yes. You can also add tylenol (acetaminophen) to it as a level-up. The long answer is that the bottle usually says 1-2. If yo... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Shoulder pain: Best answer is go see a doctor. If it is fibro u would have pain above and below ur waist and both sides of ur body, if bursitis it would get better w... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Alot of doctors don't like to operate on pts with fibromyalgia since those patients have low tolerance for pain and usually high expectations for spec... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
No: No major side-effect but neither one oxycodone should not be a long-term medication in most cases.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
In the middle of sx: Do you mean waking up in the middle of surgery or afterwards. Waking up in the middle of surgery if you are receiving general anesthesia is rare. Th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Procedure?: what procedure are you getting specifically? That would be important to know. For small procedures, personally I get them done with just local anest... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Ibuprofen: If no other medical problems yes. But if ur on steroids be careful cause adding NSAID can increase bleeding risk.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Sleep anytime: You can go ahead and sleep anytime though it might not be restful sleep for a few days since it changes your sleep rhythms for a bit.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
MRI : No...U just may have a high sensitivity to magnetic fields. Mri is relatively benign unless u actually have ferric metal in ur knee in which case it ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
No: Not unless you really want to share something with us. Honestly there is very little brain activity under general anesthesia.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Occipital neuralgia?: This may be occipital neuralgia. If you have had it for six weeks straight, it may be worth visiting your doc. They can recommend someone to inject ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Kinda right: The reason for the 12hr comes from manufacturer because they wanted to minimize the risk of toxicity. (hence minimize lawsuits) However, many of us ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Anesthesia: In an outpatient surgical setting provided all went well, the patient is awake in 5 minutes after surgery is over. I need more details to work with.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Local anesthetic : Yes, Epinephrine is usually used in both.
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A member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Lipoma: Theoretically yes. Large amounts of local anesthetic is available by prescription only. Plus u would need scalpels, sutures, etc. Let a professiona... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
Surgery: What was da type of surgery did u have? It is unlikely that anesthesia caused ur swollen gland or chest problem. U should go get checked out though ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Perez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Perez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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That's silly.. That's what causes some people to become dependent upon medicine. Or drug addicts to ask their doctors constantly that's so ridiculous. Not blaming you just saying it's ridiculous
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Doctor ,my back hurts most in morning when I getup.my doctor gave me methylcobalmin injection,duloren ,pregabalbin.but at last my condition is same as before.is there any cure for this
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Best straight forward answer I have had on any question yet! Most answers on here are vague or very basic and obvious answers.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Volunteer
Top Pain Management Specialist , First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist , First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013

Affiliations

New York University Medical Ctr
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