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Dr. Richard Sears, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Portsmouth, VA, with other offices in Norfolk, VA and Newport News, VA. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Sears is affiliated with Sentara Careplex Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital and Riverside SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. He speaks English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Richard Sears has the following 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

3200 Tyre Neck Rd
Portsmouth, VA 23703

150 Kingsley Lane Depaul Medical Ctr
Norfolk, VA 23502

500 J Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601

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