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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) still allows the person to breathe. General anesthesia usually results in the patient not being able to breathe on their ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Both: Usually a general anesthetic involves both a gas that one would inhale, and intravenous medications given through an IV site.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Nothing: Absolutely nothing.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hagler
80 years experience in Geriatrics
Comfort & safety: Some are unable to be adequately sedated f.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience in Dentistry
Sometimes: Depending upon the procedure and the surgeons training, you will recieve general anesthesia or IV conscious sedation. This is reviewed at the consult ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on details: There is no possible answer on a public forum because the details of the situation matter a lot. One should ask the doctor who did the procedure and a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
16 years experience in Anesthesiology
Generally yes: For low risk surgeries in patients without significant medical problems, general anesthesia is extremely safe.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
Several factors: It depends on the surgical procedure being performed and wether it can be safely performed under regional or local anesthesia as well as patient posit ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monson Shuh
27 years experience in Anesthesiology
Side effects: Some patients experience postop nausea, muscle aches, and sore throats.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
15 years experience in Anesthesiology
Very low risk: In an otherwise healthy patient, general anesthesia is very safe. But just like anything, it is not without risk. Minor risks include nausea and sore ... Read More
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