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Dr. Tommy Polk, MD

Anesthesiologist
Houston, TX 77090
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About Dr. Tommy Polk MD

Dr. Tommy Polk, MD is a doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 49 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiologist.

Location

Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital 17080 Red Oak Dr Houston, TX 77090

Specialties

Dr. Tommy Polk has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

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.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Tommy Polk has the following 1 expertise

  • Anesthesia

Education

49 Years Experience

University Hospital Of Arkansas

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

Graduated in 1972

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More about Dr. Tommy Polk

Dr. Polk graduated from the University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 1972. He works in Houston, TX and specializes in Anesthesiologist. Dr. Polk is affiliated with Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital.

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