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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
16 years experience Anesthesiology
IV vs GA.: There are 4 levels of sedation, the "deepest" is general anesthesia. A very detailed answer is at https://www.Asahq.Org/for-members/clinical-informat ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Moderate Sedation/ Analgesia ("Conscious Sedation") A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal c ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Conner
27 years experience Psychiatry
Not the same: No. Iv anesthesia sedates the patient, but they are still awake. They just don't really care and don't' really remember what happened during the proce ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gehrke
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Possibly: Anxiolysis is a continuum fm light sedation to general anesthesia. Depending on the technique sedation ranges fm light to moderate to deep to general ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See below: Do not think your statistics reflect real data. Did you find a blog from an online "expert"? IV sedation is not akin to general anesthesia and likel ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
You can BUT: I don't think you want general anesthesia when you can get very effective other forms such as an epidural? Hey women giving birth can be numbed suffi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Yes. Most oral surgeons utilize IV sedation in their offices.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheyenne Babcock
22 years experience Anesthesiology
This : This is a great question! the range of the effects of sedative/anesthetic drugs is characterized by patient alertness, airway control and breathing, a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Yes you can refuse, some patients do not like to be sedated preop, not an unusual request.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Abramson
37 years experience Anesthesiology
It depends...: A lot can be achieved with local anesthesia (numbing) and "conscious" sedation (where, in theory, the patient is able to respond, but may not remember ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Terminology: The term 'general anesthesia' usually is taken to mean a very deep induced sleep (iv medicine and/or anesthetic gas) and the insertion of a breathing ... Read More
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