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Dr. Marc Abramson

Anesthesiology
NASHVILLE, TN
22 years experience male

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NASHVILLE, TN

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NASHVILLE, TN
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Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
117 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Local anesthetics: There are many LAs (local anesthetics) that are used. Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Bupivacaine are just a few.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
No: Anesthesia today is very safe. That being said there are always risks with everything we do in life. Also, whenever one receives anesthesia there is a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Injury: You may have a partially torn ligament or a meniscal tear. Either way you should see your doctor or an orthopedist to address your pain.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Possibly: Some of the medications given for induction of general anesthesia can cause general muscle contractions. This can result in muscle aches and soreness ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Don't: I don't suggest snorting anything. If it has come to this i would suggest you see your physician immediately.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Being asleep: A general anesthetic is similar to falling asleep. Once anesthesia is induced, the patient is no longer aware of what is happening in his/her environm... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
No: Local anesthesia is numbing medication, like lidocaine, used to anesthetize a small area of skin or a single finger or toe. IV sedation are IV meds li... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Depends: With regional anesthesia (spinal, epidural, block) the area to operated upon is anesthetized while you are awake. Sedatives are also given by IV to m... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Possibly: Depends on what type of anesthesia you receive. With general anesthesia we take over your respirations and place you on a ventilator. With regional or... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Possibly: If your tattoo is in the area where the epidural is to be placed and it is new with open skin them there will be no epidural. It the area is infected ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Depends: Most eye surgery , such as cataract removal, is done under either local or MAC anesthesia. Others can also be done under general anesthesia especially... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Depends: Depends on how extensive the procedure will be, how sensitive to discomfort you are, and what will be safest for you. Local only or local with sedatio... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
No : These meds are not used for reduction of fever. They are powerful narcotics. Why would you think this? Do not use them for any reason unless prescribe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Yes and No: If the tat is new and unhealed, then no epidural. If the tat is old, then will proceed with epidural.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Yes: Depends on what your procedure is. If it were an abscess, let's say, this could be the cause of your fever.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Possibilities: There are several things that this could be, many of which are surgical. You need to go to the ER and be evaluated sooner rather than later.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Depends: On what point the person is found. Initially, there will be a heartbeat. With prolonged apnea then arrhythmia will begin pores sing to asystole (flatl... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
It could: However, a general is overkill in most instances. If the patient were mentally challenged a general may be used.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Doctor: If these continue to persist you should go see your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Sedation: If the anesthesia is strictly local, then the surgeon will give the local into the eyelids. If there is to be mild sedation also, then a surgical nurs... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
No: I would not advise using medication that is expired by three years. You can use throat lozenges an gargle with warm salt water. If no relief, go see y... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Yes: There are patients who do not experience nausea and vomiting after surgery. Nausea and vomiting, however, are the most common negative effects is ane... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
See doctor : This sounds severe. I recommend you go see your doctor asap. You do not want to let this longer and worsen into something that could be very threateni... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
ER: I do not know what time frame is but you should go to the ER and be evaluated. Your back plus a thorough neurological exam should be done, along with ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Yes: I would be much more concerned about aspiration and it becoming lodged in the airway (possible emergency).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Common: Sore throat is common after incubation. Sometimes a smaller GET can be used. Fortunately, this discomfort goes away in a day or two. You can gargle or... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Several: There are many specialties in anesthesiology. There are the following: cardiac, neuro, obstetric, pediatric, critical care, and pain management.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Unknown: In my years of practice I have never come across anesthesia causing dry skin. If dryness is continuing to be a concern i suggest you visit your pvp or... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Nothing Brain asleep: The mind is asleep and unaware. The body is unchanged, working as it normally would. The anesthesia provider is there to monitor you and intervene if ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Communicate: Let your anesthesia provider know about your nausea and vomiting. There are meds that can be given to help with that. However, there are some patients... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Is a risk: Vomiting and aspiration is a risk during induction of general anesthesia. This is why it is recommended that the patient had nothing to eat or drink f... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Very stressful: Anesthesiology is a very stressful job. One is always vigilant and ready to react to any situation. One must always remain 2-3 steps ahead in your ane... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Several: A continuous infusion of an induction agent such as proposal along with an infusion of a narcotic. Standard meds are also given by iv.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Depends: It all depends on what type of procedure you are having and what type of anesthesia you receive. If you have a local anesthetic, for example, to remov... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Quick : After receiving IV anesthesia for a general anesthetic you will be asleep in approx 30 seconds.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Yes and No: If the tat is new and unhealed, then no epidural. If the tat is old, then will proceed with epidural.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Safety: Intubation is done to secure the airway in patient who has been rendered unconscious. With intubation we can breathe for the patient and protect them ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Yes: One unsuccessful round of antibiotics. Go back to doctor who now might decide to lance and drain and pack wound in addition to another round of antibi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
STOP: With the meds and go to ER immediately and let them know that you are thinking of committing suicide. NOW!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Several: There are several meds used for anesthesia. Induction agents: propofol, etomidate. Anxiolytics: versed. Narcotics: fentanyl, morphine. Volatiles: sev... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Yes: If your blood pressure is uncontrolled and your surgery is elective I would suggest postponing the procedure. If the procedure were an emergency, then... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Varies: Everyone reacts differently to anesthesia. In general, however, most people are sleepy from a few hours to over a day from general anesthesia. As a ru... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Not likely: Once cardiac arrest has occurred there is no circulation to carry medications especially if CPR is not being done. Furthermore, Narcan (naloxone) will... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
A lot: Narcosis is when one's CO2 level increase to the point of obtundation because of decreased ventilation. To reverse this a patient would have to be bag... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Not yet ready: The patient is usually asleep before attempt of intubation. Sometimes however the medication has not been given time to take effect fully ( every pt r... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Depends: If patient has absolutely no sensation in the digit it could be done without anesthesia. If there is sensation then anesthesia should be used ( digita... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Usually: They numb the area with an injection of local anesthetic. Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) may be used as well. A general is usually not necessary.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Sickling: When someone with sickle cell anemia is in crisis their red blood cells are reconfigured into a sickle shape. This sickled shape cannot carry oxygen a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Depends: Everyone is different and may respond to anesthesia a little differently. How long you are under anesthesia plays to a certain degree. Generally spea... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 22 years experience
Being asleep: A general anesthetic is similar to falling asleep. Once anesthesia is induced, the patient is no longer aware of what is happening in his/her environm... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Abramson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

None
Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, Georgia - Summer
2014
Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, Tennessee - Spring
2017

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