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Can you be put to sleep if requested for an ingrown toenail surgery?

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Dr. Tharesh Udupa
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends: If there is a major reason why you cannot tolerate the procedure in an office then you can have the surgery in the or. Being put to sleep brings in a higher risk for a relatively minor procedure. If the reason is due to anxiety with needles you can always have an anti-anxiety medication given to you prior to the procedure to help out. Talk with your physician about this.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Rarely: There would have to be a very unusual circumstance to be put to sleep for an ingrown toenail which is a simple office procedure.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Podiatry 22 years experience
Sedation: If anxiety is an issue, you may request some mild sedation to help you relax during the procedure.

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Can i be put to sleep during ingrown toenail surgery?

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Yes: But there would need to be special circumstances since this is usually a simple procedure under local anesthesia.

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