Dr. Joseph Van Vliet MD

  • Anesthesiology Grand Rapids, MI

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Dr. Joseph Van Vliet, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Grand Rapids, MI, with other offices in Grand Rapids, MI and Greenville, MI. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Van Vliet is affiliated with Spectrum Health - Helen Devos Children's Hospital, Spectrum Health United Hospital and Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Joseph Van Vliet has the following 4 areas of expertise and 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.


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Locations & Directions

Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus

100 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Anesthesia Medical Consultants

3333 Evergreen Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Sh United Hospital

615 S Bower St
Greenville, MI 48838

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