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Dr. Edwin Perez

Anesthesiology
Newark, NJ
20 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Yes: Take as prescribed and don't stay on it long (less than 6 months) and you should be fine.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Yes: It is ok to take it on an empty stomach. If you develop an upset stomach at some point then you may consider taking with food or with a proton pump i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Probably ok: Enjoy the aloe! Its seems like a good idea.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Short term: Short term sure, long term you might want to consider suppressive therapy as opposed to just treating it.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
The mesh : Sometimes the mesh can impinge and sometimes they transect the genitofemoral nerve. This nerve goes from near the mesh to the testicles. Sadly this ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Past medical issues: Do you have any medical issues. A preponderance of medical issues before General anesthesia will determine how easily you will breathe after. If you... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Honestly....: The ER may be of benefit. You may have had/having heart issues.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Nerves: Sometimes a non-infected lymph node can be painful if it is pressing on a nerve behind it. The pain will get better as lymph node resolves provided yo... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Short term or long?: Short term: nausea, sedation, dependence, constipation Long term: dependence/addiction, immunosuppression, decreased bone density, decreased testoste... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Piriformis syndrome: You might have a syndrome where one of your nerves gets trapped under one of the muscles as it flattens when you sit. It should get better with exerc... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
LFCN: You might have pain emanating from the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve especially if you wear tight fitting clothing. Pain can get worse with cycles... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
No: It should not. A joint that is sprained/injured/broken will put stress on one joint above and one joint above due to the effects of walking with a li... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
DC: A D&C without any anesthesia. I don't think I have ever seen that done but I presume it is technically feasible.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Taper: I would suggest decreasing by 20% per month until its off completely. Some people taper slower others faster. It really depends on you and your depe... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Ignore: Do continue your normal activities as much as possible. Don't get angry, be patient as it heals.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Reasonable: Methadone is a reasonable choice to treat long acting pain. It works via 2 different methods as opposed to just one like most opioids. (It affects M... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Smorgasbord: All of them can be but it depends on dose, genetics, and length of time that you use them. Tylenol or an NSAID/PPI or NSAID/H2 blocker combination is... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Opioids: Having already been prescribed that medication, what directions were you given? Taking 2 of that dose is technically ok. But you will run out early.... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
1 week: It should be out of your system within a week if you only take it once
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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Naprosyn: up to 1000ish MG a day for 6 weeks if you have no medical problems is probably okay
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Tolerance: As high as a person can tolerate.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Yes pretty much: Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and tylenol. Oxycodone is just....oxycodone
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Umbilical hernia: You also might have an umbilical or ventral hernia that has grown over time.
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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Either: Either is fine. Go with what you want.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Fibromyalgia : No. There is no correlation at present between fibromyalgia and cardiovascular system. There is some evidence between fibro and neuro system.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Pain: 6/10 people w no back pain have a bad MRI . This means the pain may not be from the discs.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
General Anesthesia: If you are getting General Anesthesia than most likely yes at least for some portion of the surgery. If you are getting sedation than you will breath... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Gabapentin: true but at the same time you need a high dose of gabapentin in your system for it to work. Usually 1200mg. So lets say you take 300mg, and you abso... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
No: Magnesium generally won't help. Regardless the key is to figure out what is causing the pain and then treat the cause. The symptoms should get bette... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Potentially: Yes, you may have suffered some nerve damage. An EMG/NCS at this time might help identify the culprit and make sure you get some imaging. All the be... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
For yourself?: There can be many factors in a young person including high heel use, patellofemoral syndrome from muscle overuse, juvenile arthritis or other type or ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Tough Question: Everyone responds differently so its hard to tell. Its really a trial and error thing to find the opioid that works best for you at the moment.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Unlikely: A "slipped disc" in the thoracic region is very rare especially at your age. Probably some musculoskeletal or ligament issue. You may need to rest i... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Lidocaine: It does have cardiac effects but it is dose based. For nasal scope they wont need too much of it so you should be fine. If your overly concerned inq... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Anesthesia techs: Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, and Anesthesia Assistants can but not an Anesthesia Technician. The tech may assist with IVs or other critical tasks but ca... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Headache: If u held ur breath alot during sex u may have built up ur intracranial pressure and that can hurt. Breathe more. Usually ok if ur only symptom was ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Anesthesia : Yes...It depends what was used however. She really could have had the whole thing done under local anesthesia probably which has minimal risk.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Pain: Yes, especially if u have a leg length discrepancy and don't get a show lift.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Percocet: Yes....Percocet is oxycodone just w tylenol (acetaminophen) added. Same thing.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Hidradentis: It won't hurt but probably won't help. Probiotics are really for helping ur intestines. Try zinc supplement and switching to a paleo diet.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Methadone: Opioid induced hyperalgesia meaning ur pain gets worse instead of better cause ur stimulating too many receptors and some opioid receptors make u fee... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Absolutely: Muscle relaxants are medications that the american college of rheumatology highly recommends for use in fibro. There are no major interactions with ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Pain: Could be folliculitis, sebaceous cyst, occipital nerve entrapment. Lots of things. Get a doc to lay hands on it.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Anesthesia: Just cause it started after anesthesia does not mean it is related to anesthesia. That would be too simplistic. Need to see a dermatologist or othe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Pain: Absolutely ...We can even pick up metabolites from heroin. All we need is a little bit of ur urine :).
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Frozen shoulder: Any underlying issues that led to frozen shoulder besides diabetes. Example torn rotator cuff. If other issues addressed u might get some motion bac... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Medicine: Read ur label. Advil cold and sinus might have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in it. If it does not then go ahead.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Chest pain: It will get better. Try a different class of nsaid. Naproxen may not work for u.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Shingles: Where is it and how recent. Use antivirals, Lidoderm patch, cayenne pepper patch, neurontin, (gabapentin) occasionally opioids.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Shingles: Shingles generally stays on one side of body. If it crossed over it is unlikely to be shingles. Numbness? Not usually, please see a doc.
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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

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