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Dr. Ionel Rad

Anesthesiology
Seattle, WA
18 years experience male

Locations

NorthWest Hospital

Seattle, WA

Address

1550 N 115th St, Surgical Services MS B-250, Seattle, WA, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

Utilizing the training I have received I will strive to improve the safety of my patients in an efficient, and cost-effective manner using cutting edge and established technology, always use a patientcentered approach and actively engage my partners and other health-care providers in a collegial, team approach.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

Romanian

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Spine surgery : I don't personally use Exparel but there is one ortho/spine surgeon i know who uses it for all his cases after lumbar surgeries (including distractio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Unclear question: I don't really understand the question. But please talk to your doctor about the "chronic condition that is very painful". You should always follow do... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Not easy answer: The memory issues after anesthesia and surgery have been the focus of many studies. It is unclear if anesthesia by itself or if surgery and anesthesia... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
It depends: Local anesthetic systemic toxicity (last) has a specific treatment as you can see it at http://www.Asra.Com/checklist-for-local-anesthetic-toxicity-tr... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
It can help : Appropriate pain management is important and not all patients want a "drug fix"; if the patient has pain, the physician should try to find ways to dec... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Typically, general anesthesia is needed with laparoscopic procedures since the surgeon needs to put a co2 (a gas) in the abdomen and breathing on your... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
It depends : With light sedation, you feel that you just don't care about what happens to you (like being drunk). With deeper sedation you are might only feel/reme... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
It depends : Intercostal nerve blocks might help with pain, but before doing the block, the reason for the pain needs to be thoroughly investigated. A detailed dis... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Ask Anesthesiologist: Write down all your questions and concerns before surgery and when you meet with anesthesiologist ask him/her to address those concerns. General anest... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
It depends : True damage to the vocal cords from intubations is rare, and permanent damage even rarer. Most sore throat take 1-2 days to get better and sometimes ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Usually asleep: Tracheal intubations are usually after the patient is asleep and therefore patient does not have any pain during intubations. Awake intubations are ve... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Moderate sedation: American society of anesthesiologists defined "conscious sedation" like this: it is a state if mind where there is purposeful* response to verbal or ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Lidaderm contains lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic, not a narcotic.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Med school/Residency: An anesthesiologist is a physician who had residency in anesthesia. The pressure to perform is always there, as it is in any other highly competitive ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Call Doctor: Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic and the patch has a particular way of working. Therefore, any changes in pain management plan must be directed by md.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Epinephrine is a substance that is very important for the body to survive, it is not a narcotic.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Katorolac has been used to treat some pain. It is a medication like ibuprofen. It can be given by mouth, in a vein or in a muscle. It is a prescriptio... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
It depnds: Duration of local anesthetics depend on many variables, but here is a verbatim note about lidocaine/epi from lexi drugs: "onset of action: peak effect... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Propofol was implicated in the death of the king of pop.
A female asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Finish medications: If the metronidazole was for the teeth, then please finish the prescription and call the dentist who prescribed it. If the pain I back, then maybe you... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Possible: The FDA did a quick review of all the types of lasers, some of them are more dangerous than others. Attached is a picture with the more dangerous lase... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Needs to go to ER: With extreme fatigue and sweating, your husband needs to see a doctor soon. A Primary care, urgent care or emergency room at the options. Extreme fati... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Call and see your MD: Your symptoms should be evaluated by a physician. Please call your primary doctor or go to the emergency room if the symptoms continue.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Not really: A cardioversion without any sedation can be quite a horrifying experience. They apply pads to your chest and run current through it to put the heart i... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
I am not aware: I am not aware of ketamine ever killing a patient; but i can think of patients in whom ketamine would be contraindicated.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Many: Here is the lexi drug list on CNS (mental effects of hydrocodone: "anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness, dysphoria, euphoria, fear, lethargy, lightheadednes... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
General anesthesia : When patients undergo general anesthesia, they lose consciousness and they don't remember anything about the event. The loss of consciousness is rever... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Depends: Ketamine can only be prescribed by a doctor and it requires a special license to write for it. Ketamine treatments cost usually hundreds of dollars in... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Unclear: Lidocaine in the epidural space( such as when it it used for labor;delivery) leads to predictable numbness. I'm not sure what other "reactions" you ar... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Many ;#40;small;#41;: Anesthesia complications such as airway complications ;#40;dental trauma, sore throat;#41;, pulmonary complications ;#40;pneumonia, aspiration of gast... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Nonnarcotic: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Pros vs cons: Pros: you won't remember anything, no pain, elbow will most likely be fixed. Cons: anesthesia complications such as airway complications, pulmona... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Not easy answer: After anesthetics, some patients experince postoperative cognitive dusfunctionpocd. The memory issues after anesthesia and surgery have been the focus... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
It is usually safe: There are few terrible true stories about not waking up from anesthesia. These are the exception, not the rule; these events are very rare. "not wakin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Find out details: It is unclear to which drug you are allergic to. Anesthesia is combination of pain relief, reversible unconsciousness, immobility, and amnesia (forget... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: The dental anesthetic is meant to only block sensation of pain. It usually not weakens muscles.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Many of the local anesthetics are painful on injection when given anywhere in the body, especially in sensitive areas as the cervix. The cause numbnes... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Talk to your doctor: If you are concerned about taking a narcotic for many years, discuss it with your physician who is prescribing it. Talk about the risks, benefits and ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Genetic testing: Malignant hyperthermia is a rare disease that has been only described in patients who received either a muscle relaxant (succinylcholine) or inhalatio... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Same: Both prescription and illegal drug addiction are dangerous.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Not really: Allergic to general anesthesia such as having malignant hyperthermia does not mean that you are also allergic to the local anesthetics used in the epi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
As prescribed by MD: Any narcotic combination should only be taken as prescribed by md. The safety of the combination depends on the reason for taking it, dose, and health... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
It depends: Typical drugs are Midazolam (versed) and fentanyl. Low doses of Propofol (diprivan) can be used also.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Pharmacy: Lidocaine gel can be found in pharmacies as over the counter, but in low doses. When you go to a pharmacy, please ask the pharmacist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
As prescribed : Any narcotics should be taken as prescribed by md.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Likely: Circumcision is a painful procedure that is likely to require deep sedation or general anesthesia in both small kids or adults. However, you need to d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: Smoking increases the risk of respiratory complications (both if you receive anesthesia and if you do not). Quitting smoking for many weeks helps pati... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Complicated : "life-threatening condition that may develop anytime during therapy with neuroleptics—from a few days to many years (but 2/3 of cases occur within the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Roxicodone (oxycodone) contains only a narcotic, Percocet is a combo of narcotic and acetaminophen. The two drugs should come in different formulation... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
No: Succinylcholine is known to increase intraocular minimally when given to secure the airway. The increase is small and passing, therefore it has been u... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rad is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your explanation of how lidocaine helps stop nerve pain
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Fingers crossed, the last tube was an ERCP Dec 24.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR

Affiliations

American Society Anesthesiologist
International Anesthesia Research Society
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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