James G. Allen, DO
Location and Office HoursButler Memorial Hospital Anesthesiology
911 E Brady St
Butler, PA 16001
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How do I know if spine surgery is right for me?
You might need spine surgery if you have significant pain that affects your quality of life, says Yevgeniy Khavkin, MD, a neurosurgeon at Southern Hills Hospital. In this video, he describes types of pain that might be helped with surgical treatment.
What are risks of general anesthesia?
General anesthesia is a combination of medications that a person inhales through a mask or receives through a needle in a vein to cause the person to become unconscious. General anesthesia affects the whole body, including the brain, heart and lungs, and therefore increases a person's risk of side effects, most of which are minor and can be easily managed. Rare but serious risks of general anesthesia include:
- Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).
- Increases or decreases in blood pressure, which may be dangerous.
- A rapid increase in body temperature.
- Rare reactions to medications used in the anesthesia.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Heart attack or stroke.
- Death from complications of changes in heartbeat, blood pressure, body temperature or breathing.
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What's the most common complication from ankle replacement surgery?
Stiffness is the most common complication in ankle replacement, says Holman Chan, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he discusses a range of complications in ankle replacement surgery.
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