A 29-year-old member asked:
Can a cyctocele and rectocele be repaired surgically under an epidural or spinal anesthetic?
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Both procedure can be performed under an epidural or spinal anesthetic. Options are best discussed with your surgeon.
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Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes.: A cystocele and a rectocele can be repaired using a vaginal approach under spinal or epidural anesthesia. If your surgeon feels that a laparoscopic procedure would be best for your problem then you would require general anesthesia.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 16, 2017
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