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Dr. Rafael De La Riva MD

  • Anesthesiology Champions Gate, FL

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About

Dr. Rafael De La Riva, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Champions Gate, FL, with another office in Brooksville, FL. Their specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. De La Riva is affiliated with Bert Fish Medical Center, Brooksville Regional Hospital and Heart Of Florida Regional Med Center. They speak English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Rafael De La Riva has the following 1 specialty.

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.

Locations & Directions

8390 Champions Gate Blvd
Champions Gate, FL 33896

17240 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34601

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