Dr. Nabil Elkassabany MD
- Anesthesiology Philadelphia, PA
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Dr. Nabil Elkassabany, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA, with other offices in Philadelphia, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Elkassabany is affiliated with Graduate Hospital, Hospital of the University of PA and Pennsylvania Hospital University PA Health System. He speaks English.
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Specialties & Expertise
Dr. Nabil Elkassabany has the following 14 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.
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
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