AboutDr. Patricia Penkoske, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Louis, MO, with another office in Saint Louis, MO. She has 43 years of experience. Her specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesiology, General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Penkoske is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Barnes-Jewish St Peters Hospital and SSM St Joseph Health Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Patricia Penkoske has the following 4 specialties
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
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.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
- Thoracic Surgery
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
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- Congenital Heart Defects
- Coronary Disease
- Heart Septal Defects
- Ventricular Fibrillation
- Ventricular Septal Defects
Dr. Penkoske is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
SSM St Joseph Health Center
300 1st Capitol Dr
Saint Charles, MO 63301
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Memorial Med Ctr, Springfield, Il
Saint Louis University Hospital
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
43 Years Experience
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1974
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