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how do you do an epidural for a prostate operation?

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Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Epidural: Maybe you mean a spinal....Very common for many trans urethral procedures....
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Epidural anesthesia may be used preferentially for more extensive prostate surgery. Narcotics and anesthesia may then be given automatically after surgery as a continuous "drip" through an epidural catheter left in place. This will decrease the need for IV narcotics for the day or two following the procedure. The catheter is removed painlessly afterwards.
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