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Anesthesiologist (pain control), Pain Management Specialist
35 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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Education ?

Medical School Score
University of Illinois at Chicago (1976)

Awards & Distinctions ?

Mayo Medical School
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
American Board of Anesthesiology

Affiliations ?

Dr. Weinmeister is affiliated with 2 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Mayo Clinic Hospital
    5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
    Top 25%
  • Mayo Clinic - Arizona
    13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Weinmeister has contributed to 4 publications.
    Title Randomized Non-inferiority Trial of the Vitalheat Temperature Management System Vs the Bair Hugger Warmer During Total Knee Arthroplasty.
    Date April 2010
    Journal Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia = Journal Canadien D'anesth├ęsie

    Intraoperative and postoperative hypothermia occur commonly; mild hypothermia (34-36 degrees C) is associated with adverse events. The use of perioperative warming devices has become routine, but currently available active warming devices may be limited in certain circumstances. The vitalHEAT Temperature Management System provides conductive warming (circulating warm water) around a single extremity together with a vacuum that is applied to the limb. In this randomized trial, we tested the hypothesis that the vitalHEAT system is non-inferior to the Bair Hugger during unilateral total knee arthroplasty.

    Title Epidural Hematoma Associated with Dextran Infusion.
    Date October 2003
    Journal Southern Medical Journal

    The authors describe a case of epidural hematoma in association with dextran infusion in a patient who had undergone a peripheral vascular operation with epidural analgesia. Possible mechanisms for the anticoagulant effect of dextran and guidelines for the use of anticoagulant therapy in patients undergoing epidural anesthesia are discussed.

    Title Pulmonary Thromboembolism During Transurethral Resection of the Prostate.
    Date May 2000
    Journal Southern Medical Journal

    Although perioperative pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is a common complication of surgery, intraoperative pulmonary thromboembolism is unusual. We report the occurrence of PTE during transurethral resection of the prostate. We believe this to be the first report of such a case.

    Title Prolonged Suppression of Tinnitus After Peripheral Nerve Block Using Bupivacaine and Lidocaine.
    Date February 2000
    Journal Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

    OBJECTIVE: The local anesthetic lidocaine has been shown to suppress tinnitus, albeit very temporarily, when administered intravenously. Long-term suppression by local anesthetics has not been reported. Bupivacaine has not been studied. Here we report a case of prolonged (1-month) suppression of tinnitus following a peripheral nerve block performed with lidocaine and bupivacaine. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old man undergoing facet and sacroiliac infiltration with lidocaine and bupivacaine experienced symptoms of systemic local anesthetic toxicity. He described significant perioral numbness. Shortly after this the patient noted that his long-standing and severe tinnitus was completely gone. Follow-up 1 month later revealed the tinnitus had not returned. Longer-term follow-up was not possible because the patient died. CONCLUSIONS: There are no reports regarding the use of bupivacaine for suppression of tinnitus. Although previous reports studying lidocaine for this purpose have shown only a brief effect, the use of bupivacaine or a combination of lidocaine and bupivacaine, as in this case, may represent a treatment for tinnitus that is worth further investigation. There currently is no effective long-term therapy for this debilitating problem.

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