Doctor Q&A for Dr. Anthony Pollizzi

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: you have a "pseudocholinesterase deficiency" do not administer succinylcholine
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
No: You may vomit while under Propofol anesthesia and still be unconscious.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
No problem: These meds do not need to be stopped when getting Propofol.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Avoid any smoking prior to an anesthestic.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
No: When under a general anesthetic you will not feel any pain whatsoever.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
No: this would not be possible
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: should be able to tolerate this under sedation
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Perhaps: generally depends upon the patient age and medical history
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