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Can i get tonsillectomy under local anesthesia only of just sedation? or is general my only option?

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Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Yes, you can remove tonsils under local anaesthesia only. But only if you have the ability to psyche yourself out to the point that your body doesn't react to the other surgical impulses. Example: the mouth guard use to keep your mouth open for the surgery. The blood and fluids going to your stomach. Also, your surgeon won't be able to anesthetise all areas before causing you pain. Got it ?!

Answered Jun 5, 2013

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Dr. Boris Aronzon answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

It is still done in the 3 d world, but it will not be standard of care in the us, although possible.

Answered Jan 29, 2019

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Dr. Steven Koos answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Ga? For best management and protection of the airway - in the small percentage of cases with significant bleeding, which can sometimes be difficult to manage in the airway of an awake patient, ga with an advanced airway would be recommended and the most comfortable.

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Just try and imagine something operating in the very back of your throat. The discomfort, as well as the blood loss, would make it extremely uncomfortable. The only way to do this is under general anesthesia.

Answered Jan 29, 2019

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