AboutDr. Michael Pettibon, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bedford, TX. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Management. Dr. Pettibon is affiliated with North Hills Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Harris Methodist Southlake Center For Diagnostics. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Pettibon has the following 2 specialties
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.
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
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- Acute Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
Dr. Pettibon is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Harris Methodist Southlake Center For Diagnostics
1545 E Southlake Blvd
Southlake, TX 76092
Texas Health Flower Mound
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Of Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75231
Texas Health Southlake
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
6100 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX 76132
Texas Health HEB
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
108 Denver Trl
Azle, TX 76020
Harris Continued Care Hospital
1301 Pennsylvania Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
31 Years Experience
The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
Graduated in 1985
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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