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About

Dr. Priya Kumar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chapel Hill, NC, with another office in Chapel Hill, NC. She has 18 years of experience. Her specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with North Carolina Neuroscience Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Priya Kumar 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

University North Carolina Campus Health Services

A TAYLOR
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

North Carolina Neuroscience Hospital

101 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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