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About

Dr. Rhett Atkinson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Palo Alto, CA, with another office in Palo Alto, CA. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Atkinson is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Rhett Atkinson 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

Associated Anesthesiologist

2600 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Plastic Surgery Center

1515 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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