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Can you tell me about anesthesia techniques?

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Dr. Eli Loch
Dr. Eli Lochanswered
Anesthesiology 12 years experience
Anesthesia: There are a multitude of anesthesia techniques available for general anesthesia (state of unconsciousness), regional anesthesia (nerve blocks) as well as conscious sedition, moderate sedation, and deep sedation. It would depend on what procedure you are having performed as to what the best anesthetic options are.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me examples of anesthesia techniques?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Many: Sedation ( MAC) you are awake but calm, likely no memory of the surgery pain relievers given unconscious sedation: like above but you fall asleep Spinal: injection into lower back can't feel pain or move legs from 1-6hrs depending on drug Epidurual: very similar to spinal General: fully unconscious very deep no recollection or pain
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
There's also different types of regional anesthesia where only one arm leg or foot is "put to sleep."
May 14, 2014
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
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Thank you, I used up all of my 400 characters :)
May 14, 2014

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