Dr. Kevin Wethington MD

  • Anesthesiology Salt Lake City, UT

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About

Dr. Kevin Wethington, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Salt Lake City, UT. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Wethington is affiliated with University of Utah Hospital. He speaks English.

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Education

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Kevin Wethington has the following 2 areas of expertise, 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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Board Certification

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Locations & Directions

University of Utah Hospital

50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

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