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About

Dr. Susan Porter, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Leawood, KS, with another office in Kansas City, MO. She has 37 years of experience. Her specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Porter is affiliated with St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City, Westport Anesthesia Services and Kansas City Orthopedic Institute. She speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Susan Porter 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

Kansas City Orthopedic Institute

3651 College Blvd
Leawood, KS 66211

Westport Anesthesia Services PC

4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111

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