AboutDr. James Touchstone, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Touchstone is affiliated with Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehab Center, California Pacific Medical Center - St Luke's Campus and California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus. He speaks English.
Dr. James Touchstone has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Touchstone is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehab Center
375 Laguna Honda Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94116
California Pacific Medical Center - St Luke's Campus
3555 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94110
California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus
601 Duboce Ave
San Francisco, CA 94117
University of California San Francisco Medical Center at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94143
39 Years Experience
Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1978