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Dr. Vivek Iyer

Anesthesiology
male

Locations

Western Regional Medical Center

About

Bio

I practice Cancer Pain Management

Specialties
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Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Ohio

Languages spoken

English

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20 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Opioid allergy: Allergic reaction to opioids are no different than most allergic reactions; however, this shouldn't be confused with known side effects: itching, naus... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
I wouldn't : Placing lidocaine or any cream over a piercing risks the medication entering your system/body. The risks of lidocaine getting into the body could be m... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Same place: The same group that did the original needle placement. However, the anesthesia group at the place should be able to help.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Opioid allergy: Allergic reaction to opioids are no different than most allergic reactions; however, this shouldn't be confused with known side effects: itching, naus... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
General: To most patients, general anesthesia means being "asleep" or unaware of what is happening compared to a procedure done under local anesthetic (awake).... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Opioid withdrawal: Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can pre... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Yes: You are welcome to see another doctor. The reasons under which you were dismissed will come up. No doctor is ever obligated to prescribe opioids/narco... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Absolutely: I have trained with and have been trained by DO physicians. It is the speciality training in Anesthesiology and the motivation of the individual that ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pain history?: If you take pain medication already, a PCA may be needed to help assess how much new pain you are in. However, a patient staying only one night is unl... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
I wouldn't do it: Lidocaine is numbing medicine, or local anesthetic. Using numbing medication would only mask a real problem that needs to be investigated. That being ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Nerve re-growth: After nerve injury, it can take 6-12 months in a normal situation. it can vary depending on degree of injury.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Open or closed wound: Local anesthetic gel/creams in an open wound could inhibit healing. A limited duration of this cream on a healed scar is not harmful. The question is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
RSD: RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involv... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Overdose of opioids: Opioids, like Norco or Percocet, cause sedation, slowed breathing, and many other side effects. Overdosing on an opioid is the result of taking enoug... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Lidoderm : You may be referring to Lidoderm. This is a patch that contains 5% lidocaine. It is used 12 hours on and 12 hours off. It is for pain on the skin or s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Facets: Most likely your doctor feels you have pain from your facet joints. You may have had injections in your facet joints already since they are trying LM... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Ignore: Narcotics shouldn't not be a starting point. It should be a last resort.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It is safe: Of course any time a sedating medicine is given, there is a risk of harm. Getting sedation from your GI Doctor, in my opinion, is riskier. At least wi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Pain is variable: It is important to know why you are being referred to pain management. More than likely you have been prescribed medications that now are not enough t... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vivek Iyer
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Epidural: Exparel is a single injection of local anesthetic lasting for a limited duration. Many times, Exparel will only last for 24 hours. An epidural lasts a... Read More
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Awards

Cincinnati's Top Doctor 2015
Top Anesthesiologist, Second Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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