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About

Dr. Michael Knitter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Altoona, PA, with another office in Chippewa Falls, WI. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Knitter is affiliated with James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital-Chippewa. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Michael Knitter has the following 1 area 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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Locations & Directions

James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center

2907 Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, PA 16602

2655 County Highway 1
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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