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About

Dr. Douglas Mest, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hermosa Beach, CA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Mest is affiliated with Providence Little Co of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He speaks English.

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Education

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Douglas Mest has the following 2 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Anesthesiology

Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.

Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.

Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

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Locations & Directions

Pure Skin Instatute

415 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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