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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz

Anesthesiology
New Rochelle, NY
41 years experience male

Locations

Somnia anesthesia

New Rochelle, NY

Address

10 commerce drive, New Rochelle, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Scarsdale medical group-anesthesia

Harrison, NY

About

Bio

First in the United States to perform Anesthesia Assisted Opiate Detoxification. Expertise in pain control in patients with prior addiction.

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Anesthesiology

Pain Management

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239 Answers
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
A few more days: The last bit of Methadone can take a week to clear.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
CBT, acupuncture: Cognitive behavioral training aka back school or work hardening. Acupuncture, tens and other alternative therapy. Spinal cord stimulators, intra the... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Mammogram: If you feel a lump, see if it changes over the course of your menstral cycle. Benign lumps change size with your period. Hard non mobile lumps with s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Need to see neurolog: What you are describing is cervical radiculopathy which usually results from a disc pressing on the nerves in your neck. There are also other possibil... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Ultrasound: In the states we would would do tocometer/fetal heart rate monitor and probably an ultrasound scan to assess the baby. Lack of movement and diarrhea ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes, propranolol is an excellent preventative drug for migraines. Usually you start with a low dose such as 10mg and see how you tolerate it. It will ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Verysafe: Most anesthesiologists use Propofol along with some analgesics. You should not be aware of anything during the procedure. Can have cramping, aching f... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Labour: Sounds like you are starting labour. Look for a peak of cramping pain every few minutes.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Now: If you are a week late, then the urine test should be able to tell if you are pregnant.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Drug reaction: Sound like colitis due to the antibiotic.You should contact the doctor prescribed it and see what to do next.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
UTI: Could be a urinarytract infection. Need to see a doc for a urinanalysis.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Too much fat: Floating smelly stools are a sign of fat in the stool. This can result from poor digestion of fat in food, eg from a lack of an enzyme called lipase,... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Nothing: If you hyperventilate especially if the oxygen mask is present you are just filling your oxygen. Ask the anesthesiologist for premedication to calm y... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Premedication: Ask the anesthesiologist for some pre medication like xanax (alprazolam) or versed. Remember, anesthesia is remarkably safe!
A female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Very similar: 2nd molar extraction is very similar in terms of pain and swelling to 3rd molar extraction. Speak with your dentist for further info.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Wet versus dry: Dry gangrene looks like black mummified tissue and will drop off by itself. Wet gangrene is associated with gas below the skin and can spread rapidly... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Blocked biliary tree: The brown color of stool comes from the bilirubin and bile that comes from the liver. No bile, no color... Means something is going on in the biliary... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
No: While there are blood tests that suggest crohn's, biopsy during colonoscopy/terminal ileum view is still the best method.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Many causes: There are many different causes of serial miscarriage. Infections, genetics and cervical incompetence are the big 3 issues. Only your doctor can exa... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Lack of enzymes: Lipase beaks down fats, pepsin breaks down protein. Deficiency in enzymes will cause these nutrients to pass down the GI tract.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Wounds healed: Your wounds should be totally healed by then. Why don't you want to return to work? The vast, vast majority are back to work within 2 to 3 weeks.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Not likely: The hymen wouldhave to be stretched or torn. What you are describing is unlikely to tear it.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
GYN exam: You would need to see a gyn for an exam. They would do colposcopy and an a biopsy procedure (leep) if there actually was a lesion. But more importan... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes, you should have started to make antibodies by this point. Just remember, everything in moderation. NSAIDS should be taken only when really need... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
You need a dark room, cool temperature (66-70 degrees F), quiet and it helps if you can clear your mind of concerns/worries. Naps are most effective i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Too earlymenopause: Just do a urine pregnancy test. My guess is that you are a bit young for menopause. Stress can also cause missed periods.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Longer foreplay: Sounds like not enough lubrication. Tell your partner to slow down and play with you longer before penetration. Additionally lube can be added via t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Sedation: The two drugs have additive sedative effects. Please careful about adding these together.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
No: A d;c stands for dilation and curettage. The cervix is slowly dilated and then the lining is scraped out. This will not effect future fertility. If... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Possible: You need to see a urologist for definite diagnosis but this description sounds right. Can be treated with circumcision.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Endometrosis: You really need to see gyn to sort out the possibilities which also include UTI and std. A urinanalysis as well blood tests can help figure out the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: There is no interaction here and the tylenol (acetaminophen) will help keep the child comfortable.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Perhaps: While it could just related to your blood pressure, a terrible one sided headache is very worrisome and needs to be seen by neurologist.
A male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Vascular lesions: This a very large differential. Vascular problems, orthopedics and neuromas are all in the differentiial.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes but very rare: All narcotics can alter perception; visual and auditory hallucinations can occur but are very rare. If this continues, go back to your prescriber fo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Metastatic disease?: Tumours that have spread to the bone of the spine are treated with radiation therapy, radio nucleotides as well as steroids, nsaids and narcotics.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Pain consult: Topical creams like Emla and capsaicin, epidural steroids, lyrica (pregabalin)...All of which can be prescribed by a pain specialist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
With some cortisone: Should go away within 48 hours, especially if you put on topical cortisone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
NO and NO: Crohn's disease is not caused by opiates nor does it lead to the diagnosis of crohn's.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: No direct interaction, should be ok.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Tear duct problem: You may need to see an ophthalmologist to check your tear ducts. There is a small opening called the puncate in the inner corner of your eye which ma... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: The only real issue is the sedative effects of both. Some people find that individually they are mild but together they make you very very sleepy. Als... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Public health RN: A public health nurse can help notify prior sexual contacts, but there is no law about notifying past lovers. But going forward, you would be putting... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Large and small gut: The large and small intestine have the ability to distend and can hold an amazing amount of food but you need to see a doc to diagnose what is wrong h... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Low BMI: Your bmi is 16.6, which is underweight for your height. You should consider adding more protein to your diet and continue your excercises to build mu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Usually local : Lymph node biopsies are usually done with some local anesthesia injected into the skin. General is used if you can't cooperate or have too much anxie... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: There is no direct interaction between these tow but the two meds together will provide very potent pain relief and can lead to excessive sedation and... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Shortness of breath: Key things to look for: your pulse will be increased, can't catch your breath, feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest, hands are sweaty and c... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Call dentist ASAP: You need to discuss with your dentist whether the fillings are touching a nerve versus an infection that is spreading. You need a physical exam to co... Read More

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Aug 11, 2013
a welcome addition to Healthtap
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gevirtz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gevirtz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have seen the dr. Didn't seem concerned? Using albuterol and coughin
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for giving me option to discuss with my doctor. Very helpful
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much, that gives me great hope! I am detoxing from opana.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
Graduated 1981MD

Residency

MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

ACCME hero award
Visiting professor u of Pittsburgh
Top Doctor, Third Place, Bronx Region, NY - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Anesthesiologists
New York State Society of Anesthesiologists

Publications

Rapid Drug Detoxification
Outcome and Six Month Follow-Up of Patients After Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification.
Ultrarapid Opiate Detoxication.
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