Dr. Herbert Fontenot MD

  • Anesthesiology Kenner, LA

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About

Dr. Herbert Fontenot, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kenner, LA, with another office in West Monroe, LA. Their specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Fontenot is affiliated with Glenwood Regional Medical Center. They speak English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Herbert Fontenot has the following 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

2816 Kingston St
Kenner, LA 70062

1275 Glenwood Dr
West Monroe, LA 71291

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