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Dr. Carlos Jesurun

Neonatology
El Paso, TX
49 years experience male

Locations

C A Jesurun, MD

El Paso, undefined

Address

1054 Los Jardines Circle, El Paso, undefined, undefined
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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About

Bio

I am a specialist in Newborn infants (Neonatologist). I have been caring for sick newborn infants for the past 44 years. I did consult with High-Risk OB's (Maternal-Fetal-Medicine specialists) all the time. We plan in advance as much as possible to give the infant the best chance. Sometimes that is not always possible and we do the best that we can under the circumstances. I am a Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University School of Medicine in El Paso where I taught Neonatology for 32 years. I worked at William Beaumont Army Medical Center as Chief of Neonatology running their Level II Special Care Unit. Recently I was the Director of High Risk Clinic at Providence Memorial Hospital Children's hospital in El Paso Texas. We specialized in the outpatient care of NICU graduates.

Specialties
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Neonatology

Licenses

United States: New Mexico, Texas

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Nothing I know about: I would be concerned if the cord was too thin-then this may be associated with decreased blood flow/nutrition during the pregnancy. If the infant is n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Structure: Have a lot of structure. Plan to spend time with your teen. Include lots of strenuous physical activity. Keep things constant and focus on immediate ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Sometimes: In Tetralogy of Falot, blood flow to the lungs may be restricted. As there are various degrees of restriction, there may be a need for more blood flo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Non-progressive neur: We do not always know the reasons for Cerebral Palsy and we do not like to assign the Dx too early as some children might have slowdevelopment. Infant... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Fever: Infection is very rare-but fever and redness at any site with tenderness. Any yellow discharge would also be important. If you have doubts, your surg... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
No: It just means that you cannot get rubella again. You either had the shot or had the disease in the past. Sometimes people get the disease and there a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
No best position: Since a fetus can change positions at will-there is no best position. It is preferable to be vertex-or head down. This is the normal position at bir... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Get other formula: If baby won't take soy then give similac sensitive or enfamil gentle ease. They have very little lactose in them.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Antibodies: If some of baby's blood enters the mother's blood stream and the infant is Rh + from the father and the mother is Rh -, then mother will make antibodi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Related conditions: Open neural tube defects affect areas from the head to end of spine. Usually referred to a Spina Bifida lower on down the vertebral column. The centra... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
No problem : your infant should be able to tolerate both breast and supplemental feeding without any issues. There is no reason you cannot give formula on an empty... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Lactation specialist: Not sure i understood the question but it sounds like you are having trouble with your infant breast feeding as the infant was born premature. A lacta... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Similar: Most milks are standardized with minimal differences now. The milk companies have made great strides in improving their products but they agree that m... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Not just one cause: A meningocele is related to spina bifida-a neural tube defect that occurs during the first trimester formation of the brain and spinal cord. Sometimes... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
March of Dimes: Try the March of Dimes website. The MOD is focused on decreasing prematurity because of complications at birth and afterwards. You can also try the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
No: Have someone else do it. Toxoplasmosis can be carried by cats. Incidence in preg women low but toxo can be disastrous for baby.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
No: Simethecone drops do absorb gas. Is that the infant's problem or does the baby need more burping? If the drops help-good-if not you should visit the ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Could be Erythema To: Skin rashes are common-but if you think these are boils or pimples with redness and pus-please go to the doctor right away to make sure there is no st... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Reflux: It is quite frequent that infants spit up after feeds because of the valve at the gastro-esophageal junction does not yet form a good seal. Be patient... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Obstructed nose: Infants are nose breathers but breath through their mouth when the nose is plugged (mucous). The mouth may get dry doing this. But one should make sur... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Yes: Don't know how many volts we are talking about. If mother is shocked-so is fetus. If mother did OK and infant still moving around-should be OK. OB Dr ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
No-not good idea: With all the people around-you don't know what viral diseases they have-the infant/you could get sick. Infants have impaired immunity. If you don't h... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Not a problem: It is common for infants to have peeling skin on their hands. Sometimes a little lotion may speed the process. Not to worry-this will go away by itse... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Test yoou: Your OB dr will see if you are sensitized to the rh factor. The blood test will be able to tell if Rhogam is indicated to prevent your body from maki... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Probably not: Not sure why the concern. Meconium is tested in addition to the urine to help understand how to treat infants with drug related problems. Honesty with... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Usually Bacterial: Group B Streptococcus has declined in frequency as a fatal infection since the OB's can treat a GBS positive mother before delivery. However there are... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Will be fine: Many infants have reflux. Doubt seriously that formula had anything to do with spitting up. Try again. Burping regularly is important
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Not necesarily: One may breast feed AND feed with a bottle. Some advise that the infant may become used to the natural or artificial nipple. We did not find that to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Not really: The newborn can recognize the face, voice, and smell of its mother. The only reason for others to feed the baby is that sometime the mother may not b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
When cord separates: In general a sponge bath is all baby needs in the begining. Try to keep umbilical cord dry. May use alcohol to keep base from getting infected or mois... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Many OB docs can but you on Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another Acyclovir viral treatment regimen to suppress the virus. Herpes is more common than you ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Not recommended: While we may see some infants 'swimming' in a pool on you-tube-as a pediatrician and neonatologist-it is too risky. No rush to learn to swim. Wait t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Yes: If infant has no bleeding symptoms or other issues, can wait until next visit. Not sure that there is any serious issue here.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Yes-but: Yes you can-it is a little bit messy though. Alcohol swabs are just fine. Hydrogen peroxide can splash into baby's eyes-too dangerous.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Probably not: You might be overly concerned about this. If your OB dr isn't worried-relax. The dr can tell you the health of the fetus before delivery to allay yo... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Less is better: I have not felt that Tylenol (acetaminophen) or other meds make a difference. If you are having to keep giving the medication-it probably doesn't do ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Best to deliver C/S: Nowadays it is safer to deliver by Cesarean Section as infant's head may take time to deliver and the brain may be deprived of Oxygen. Most OB drs wou... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Please treat: The fact that you had 2 infants with GBS means your next infant is a some risk as well. Your physician should give you antibiotics to eradicate this o... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Ignore: Patience! Don't be uptight and be flexible! Babies don't always read the book:-).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Physiologic reason: Fetal Hemoglobin holds on to oxygen greater than adult hemoglobin so to deliver more oxygen to the tissues, the body needs more red cells carrying a g... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Blood vessels: There are two arteries-carting oxygenated blood from the placenta and one umbilical vein that carries de-oxygenated blood back to the placenta. The ve... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Patience : unfortunately some infants need to learn how to poop. As long as the stools are soft there's no need for concern. Parents often are concerned about th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Yes: most likely a sip of alcohol will not harm the infant. If one is going to drink alcohol waiting 3 to 4 hours should help. It is not recommended that o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
OK: If infant passed meconium before birth and swallowed it-infant will be fine-it is sterile. But if infant breathed it into lungs-infant can have seri... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Helpspreemiesbreathe: Premature infants often do not have enough surfactant at birth. This surfactant is made by everyone to help keep the alveoli open to facilitate gas e... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
No: The effect of that form of birth control is not long-lasting. There should be no influence upon the pregnancy or fetus.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
All good!: To pass FDA most milks have minor variations from each other. Check out the label as some additives that promote healthy retinal development. Some inf... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
YES: Unless you are having premature labor-bowl. No problem.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Probably not: There have been many cases of twins in which for some reason, one fetus did not survive. The fact that your OB knows this and is telling you this mean... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Treatment overratted: Teething is a subject that gets many parents very anxious. I am of the opinion that over the counter meds treat parents more than the infant. I recom... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jesurun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jesurun is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much, been so worried about it all!!
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thank you very much...at the moment baby is very active...regularly counting the kicks....
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University
Graduated 2004MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Residency

Children's Hospital of Michigan

Awards

Best Doctor of America, Western Region, Best Doctors of America
Top Neonatologist , First Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
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