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Can you have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia in the us

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No: Cant imagine it would be possible or safe. Endotrachial intubation protects the lungs from blood and other debris. One would have difficulty being c ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes it could be under local anesthesia, in cooperative adult patient, maintaining airway is very crucial, if required ready to get intubated and go un ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No: Not a safe way to do it. The discomfort alone would likely be to much to handle. The risk of aspiration of blood, tissue and saliva make this approa ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Depends...: ...on the doctor -- I think most prefer at least conscious sedation. I'm old enough to have had my tonsils out under local only, and neither the surge ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Anesthesia: General anesthetics can affect your memory, concentration and relflexes for a day or two. The anesthetic agent should have long since been metabolize ... Read More
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Dr. Emanuel Winocur
66 years experience Psychiatry
Notify anesthesiolog: Since THC is a drug that affect the nervous system, it probable have some effect on general anesthesia. Make sure that you inform the anesthesiologist ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Safer!: Clothes made from synthetic fibers can generate static electricity--not good in the OR environment. Also, it's possible to lose bowel or bladder contr ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Tonsillectomy local: This is not impossible. As an anesthesiologist I have provided care with this under local - I doubt that you will find anyone in the USA willing to do ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Tonsillectomy: no, it's not a sandwich, it's surgery and your surgeon will decide and it most likely be general endotracheal anesthesia or LMA.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Quickly: Actually you will wake up and have your breathing tube removed within 5-10 minutes of the surgeon being done. That said, your memory will be fuzzy for ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Anesthesia choice: Yes, you can remove tonsils under local anaesthesia only. But only if you have the ability to psyche yourself out to the point that your body doesn't ... Read More
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