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is it standard practice to have brain monitoring during anesthesia? any reason to request it? i read dr. friedberg's book, not sure if reasonable.

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No,: It is not, there have been monitors to indicate depth of anesthesia but have not been proven to be reliable or of much help
Dr. Kenneth Liu
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
No.: Monitoring is typically used during neurosurgical procedures where the surgeon and anesthesiologist want to keep tabs on the brain during the operation. Speak to your surgeon for more details.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
But that's to monitor the surgery not the anesthesia, anesthesia typically interferes with the neuromonitoring
Aug 14, 2014

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