Amit Gupta , MD
Oakland Magazine Best East Bay Doctors 2009-2010
Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Residencies: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Fellowship: Pediatric/Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Board Certification: Pediatrics, Anesthesiology
Language(s): English, Hindi
Amit Gupta, MD, is an expert in pediatric anesthesiology. Pediatric anesthesiologists are best equipped to understand how a child’s body works, how children react to medications and anesthesia and how the illnesses they suffer differ from those in adults. When it comes to anesthesia-related procedures, our hospital offers the safest and highest standards available to children. This is due to the aggressive pursuit of quality care by our team and our policy of one anesthesiologist per child, which differs from other institutions where one anesthesiologist may supervise more than one procedure at a time.
Dr. Gupta can discuss many related topics, including difficult airways, airway obstruction, airway emergencies, outpatient anesthesia, and malignant hyperthermia. He can also talk about sedation, understanding medications and how they interact in a child, and the psychological aspect of preparing the child and family for anesthesia and surgery.
Most cases of malignant hyperthermia occur in children and adults younger than 30. It has been estimated to occur once in every 15,000 surgeries in children and less often in adults.
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited disease that causes a rapid rise in body temperature and severe muscle contractions when the affected person is exposed to certain anesthetic medications. The best remedy is prevention. Using appropriate anesthetic medication can prevent the development of malignant hyperthermia during surgery. Parents are encouraged to inform their surgeon and anesthesiologist if their child has this condition, or has a family history of anesthesia-related problems, before planning surgery.
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