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About

Dr. Edward Obrien, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with another office in San Diego, CA. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Obrien is affiliated with UC San Diego Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Edward Obrien has the following 1 area of expertise and 1 specialty.

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

Anesthesia Consultants of CA Med Gr

16955 Via Del Campo
San Diego, CA 92127

UC San Diego Medical Center

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103

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