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About

Dr. Shawn Sumida, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with another office in Gaithersburg, MD. She has 10 years of experience. Her specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Sumida is affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. She speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Shawn Sumida has the following 1 area of expertise and 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.

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Locations & Directions

Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center

700 2nd St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Kaiser Permanente Gaithersburg Medical Center Ambulatory Surgery Center

655 Watkins Mill Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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