Doctor Q&A for Dr. Vivek Iyer

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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