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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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Cervical stitch: You are referring to the Shirodkar Stitch (an indian MD devised this). This can easily be done with mild sedation and good local in the area - its ver ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ask anesthesiologist: Your anesthesiologist will do an assessment of risk before surgery and discuss this with you. If there is doubt of safety, speak with your family doc ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Well : Depends on how severe the COPD if you can be safe you need to be evaluated pre op by anesthesia doctor
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: missing the morning dose day of surgery since you shouldn't eat anything is standard.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Ga: Going under is very safe. Keep in mind nothing is 100%safe- there always risks.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Wilczak
30 years experience in Anesthesiology
Safest: The safest is the one chosen by you and your anesthesia provider based upon your procedure, your history and your anesthesia provider's expertise.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
34 years experience in Anesthesiology
Very safe: It is very safe to get general anesthesia in a 4 year old edpecially healthy 4 year old. Chances of dying are in the range if 1:100000 anesthetics. Al ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience in Family Medicine
General anaesthesia: There is no reason that a child of 5 cannot have general anaesthesia if they are in good health, and most particularly if they have a healthy heart an ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
Should be fine: Your doctor must have a good reason to make such recommendation. If you are not sure, ask for clarification. Modern anesthesia is generally safe and ... Read More
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