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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi

Anesthesiology
Punta Gorda, FL
37 years experience male

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

128 Answers
68 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Hours: The LAs may last up to 24 hours depending on the type of drug used.,
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Various: i would avoid and narcotics, benzodiazepines and food
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: Not common; you should request it if you like.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: You either need mac anesthesia or you can try it under conscious sedation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Prepare: They will likely perform a thorough history about your pain issues. Be honest and thorough to get the best help you can.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Receptors: This is a brief answer to a complicated ?. But basically they block the receptors that elicit the pain.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Perhaps: yes it is a good choice; give it some time and see if it works well for your pain
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Overdose: I think you may be referring to an overdose of propofol.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Lidocaine: Lidocaine patches work well.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: this can be normal after a GA; should resolve after a week
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Local: This can be performed with a local anesthetic spray such as lidocaine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: It will only only for skin type lesions, like shingles.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Antidote: Usually given to reverse the effects of excessive narcotic administration that causes respiratory depression
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: Sorry no I have never heard of this.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: very rare a true "allergy" to a local anesthestic you can discuss with your anesthesia provider pre op
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: not usual for it to last this long if you still have numbness you need to return to your provider
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: the 2 drugs will not interfere with one another
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No issue: it should resolve in a few days if no fever
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Unlikely: very very rare to have a intraoperative death
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Varies: i would have to say 2 or 3 attempts is reasonable
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: they are the same drug so you should NOT take both at once
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: some hospitals do allow this
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: it is very dangerous without an iv
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: the local will not interfere
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Ear: answer most likely is in your ear; a possible ear infection check with your MD
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
NO: Epi 1:1000 is too strong to self inject.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Local: this is usually done under a local type anesthetic with some sedation
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: I would find a better dentist, really , who knows how to perform a proper nerve block for you.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: most likely not should resolve over a few days time
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: depending on your symptoms yes it could be related
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Safe: be sure to tell you anesthesiologist your history of blood patches
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: usually totally gone by 48 hrs
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Training: CRNA is an advanced nurse practioner Anesthesiologists are MD physicians
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: it is an anti anxiety type drug
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: When under a general anesthetic you will not feel any pain whatsoever.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Possibly: Yes the symptoms could be due to that she needs to see her pediatrician.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Discuss: you need to discuss with your gyn; you could need surgery in the future
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: I think you mean an infusion of continual Propofol given at a rate of 20ug/kg/min. That will result in moderate sedation, not GA.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Yes you should contact your surgeon. The local anesthetic would have worn off in 24 hrs. You may have some swelling around the Median nerve affectin... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: yes that is permissible in moderation
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Rare: This is a very rare true allergy.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Yes: the anesthesia/sedation has to be given via the IV
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
I have seen it done: it is possible yes; rarely; most get some sedation though
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Low CO2: this will lower the amount of CO2 in your blood and lower the ph of it as well
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Spinal: usually used for spinal anesthesia
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Unlikely: it is not likely that it is residual sedation; call your GI doc
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: when you get sedation with anesthesia thru the iv you will not feel it

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pollizzi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pollizzi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! Hi have important discussion with you. plskeepitsafe204@outlook.fr
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Thanks for your quick reply! on my way to the ER!
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Thank you so much doctor, I really appreciate.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Anesthesiologist, Second Place, National - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Fort Myers Region - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Fort Myers Region - Spring
2014
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