Dr. Anthony Pollizzi

Anesthesiology
Punta Gorda, FL
38 years experience male

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

128 Answers
68 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: some hospitals do allow this
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: the local will not interfere
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: it is very dangerous without an iv
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Training: CRNA is an advanced nurse practioner Anesthesiologists are MD physicians
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: they are the same drug so you should NOT take both at once
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Varies: i would have to say 2 or 3 attempts is reasonable
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Various: i would avoid and narcotics, benzodiazepines and food
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Unlikely: very very rare to have a intraoperative death
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Hours: The LAs may last up to 24 hours depending on the type of drug used.,
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Ear: answer most likely is in your ear; a possible ear infection check with your MD
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: You either need mac anesthesia or you can try it under conscious sedation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: it is an anti anxiety type drug
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: When under a general anesthetic you will not feel any pain whatsoever.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
NO: Epi 1:1000 is too strong to self inject.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 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.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Rare: This is a very rare true allergy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Safe: be sure to tell you anesthesiologist your history of blood patches
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: yes that is permissible in moderation
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: Sorry no I have never heard of this.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: It will only only for skin type lesions, like shingles.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Local: this is usually done under a local type anesthetic with some sedation
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Allergy: You could be allergic to the antibiotic or a narcotic used.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: not usual for it to last this long if you still have numbness you need to return to your provider
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Overdose: I think you may be referring to an overdose of propofol.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: this often used in pediatrics
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: usually totally gone by 48 hrs
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: most likely not should resolve over a few days time
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: this can be normal after a GA; should resolve after a week
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: very rare a true "allergy" to a local anesthestic you can discuss with your anesthesia provider pre op
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 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.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Perhaps: yes it is a good choice; give it some time and see if it works well for your pain
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: depending on your symptoms yes it could be related
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No issue: it should resolve in a few days if no fever
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: the 2 drugs will not interfere with one another
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Antidote: Usually given to reverse the effects of excessive narcotic administration that causes respiratory depression
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Receptors: This is a brief answer to a complicated ?. But basically they block the receptors that elicit the pain.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Local: This can be performed with a local anesthetic spray such as lidocaine.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Lidocaine: Lidocaine patches work well.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Possibly: Yes the symptoms could be due to that she needs to see her pediatrician.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: you may it under local or with anesthesia sedation as you wish
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: I would find a better dentist, really , who knows how to perform a proper nerve block for you.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Discuss: you need to discuss with your gyn; you could need surgery in the future
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: Not common; you should request it if you like.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
I have seen it done: it is possible yes; rarely; most get some sedation though
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Varies: depends on the medications utilized and the diagnosis; but a week would be fine if necessary
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
2 basic functions: Basically it does the work of breathing for you while you are under GA and delivers the anesthestic gases that keep you asleep.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Yes: you may have a persistent leak of CSF fluid and may need another patch performed call your doc ASAP
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
ASD: Need GA if you are having a surgical repair but can be done with sedation if done in the cath lab
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No problem: These meds do not need to be stopped when getting Propofol.
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Testimonials
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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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