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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it an options to get an epidural instead of a general anesthetic for a hysterectomy?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, with caution: It is an option, however both lavh and davinci surgeries require absolute non-movement for surgical precision. Moreover, you would be awake and able to hear everything going on in the surgical suite.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Yes: Although not a common choice. Maybe a combined general-epidural technique if you want to minimize exposure to anesthetics.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me about an epidural (spinal) instead of a general anesthetic for a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes: You can have a hysterectomy with epidural anesthesia if you have a vaginal hysterectomy or possibly an open hysterectomy. You cannot have laparoscopic surgery without general anesthesia.

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