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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what kind of anesthesia is commonly used in hospitals?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Many kinds: Volatile gases- sevoflurane, Desflurane and idoflurane. Nitrous oxide . There are many intravenous agents used as well including propofol, Midazolam and opioids.
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 20 years experience
Depends: Do you mean what type of anesthesia or what medications tend to be used. Either way, its gonna be a long answer as it also depends on how long the surgery is and what type, how sick the patient is, how severe blood loss may be, etc
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Last updated Sep 24, 2015

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