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I'm online now. Type your question here. During MAC sedation is an anesthesia machine used?

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During MAC sedation is an anesthesia machine used?

Monitored Anesthesia: Yes definitely, AN Anesthesia provider present During Monitored Anesthesia Care you should have heart rate, Blood Pressure (every 5 min), and pulse ox (oxygen saturation) monitored continuously . You should also be given min of 2 liters of Oxygen per nasal cannula. You should also have an an IV with NS / LR medicine to relax you and or pain medicine may be given depending on type of procedure ...Read more

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Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Can spas have ultrasonic liposuction machine?

Be Careful!: Unfortunately for the “consumer”, there is minimal regulation involved when it comes to who can perform these procedures and the terminology employed etc. Patients need to do their own due diligence. My best advice would be to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons; ask to see lots of examples of their work and talk to previous patients as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

IV Sedation: is highly recommended for complete comfort. It puts you at ease and makes the surgical placement of dental implants far less threatening. ...Read more

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Is nitric oxiode given with IV general anethesia for arthoscopic shoulder surgery?

Is nitric oxiode given with  IV general anethesia  for arthoscopic shoulder surgery?

Nitrous oxide?: Nitric oxide is not an anesthetic, though sometimes it is used during surgery to lower blood pressure in the lungs. Nitrous oxide is a weak anesthetic gas, and could be used. Often shoulder surgery is done under nerve block with sedation. If general anesthesia is planned, this could be done with IV medications only or with a gas such as sevoflurane or Desflurane that is inhaled. ...Read more

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Septoplasty & rhinoplasty under local anesthesia. Is this safe?

Septoplasty & rhinoplasty under local anesthesia. Is this safe?

You could but why?: I see from your history you have anxiety. Are you really going to want to sit there with someone making incisions, resecting cartilage, making delicate and time consuming changes to the shape of your nose, suctioning blood all while you cannot touch your face or risk infecting your wound? Most surgeons do it under general. It's your surgeon and your call, but most patients would say "no". ...Read more

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Does every surgery that require general anesthesia use intubation?

No: No, it is also possible by a mask, depends on the type of surgery and duration of anesthesia , etc.. ...Read more

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Can epidural anesthesia be used in open heart surgery?

Can epidural anesthesia be used in open heart surgery?

Yes: Thoracic epidural anesthesia has been used for patients undergoing open heart surgery. However, this procedure requires a highly skilled anesthesia doctor with special expertise in cardiac anesthesia and/or regional anesthesia. ...Read more

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Will doing rhino and septoplasty at sametime under only local anesthesia pose risks like anesthesia toxicitity?

Will doing rhino and septoplasty at sametime under only local anesthesia pose risks like anesthesia toxicitity?

No but...: Your high blood pressure places you at higher risk for bleeding under a local and should be discussed with your surgeon or anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Is the heart-lung machine put into effect during an open heart surgery?

Is the heart-lung machine put into effect during an open heart surgery?

Cardiopulmonary : Cardiopulmonary bypass machine supports the patient. Tubes- cannulae are placed in the veins to drain by gravity the blood to an oxygenator receptacle, the blood is oxygenated, and pumped through another cannula system to the arterial circulation., the are multiple kinds, and sizes of these tubes! we can place them in any big artery or vein to get the flow we need. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum surgery usually done under local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

Is a deviated septum surgery usually done under local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

General usually: Surgery for a deviated septum can be relatively simple or complicated and is often combined with other procedures such as treatment of the turbinates or the sinuses for breathing improvement. Also the other nasal cartilages/bone may be shaped to alter the appearance of the nose. Typically general anesthesia is used for comfort, control, and to protect your airway from bleeding. ...Read more

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Is anesthesia used during knee arthroscopy?

Is anesthesia used during knee arthroscopy?

Yes: Your options are general, spinal, or local with sedation. Discuss with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read more

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Views on using Exparel as pain control for a total knee replacement? Will not be using general anesticia. epedural and propofol during procedure.

Views on using Exparel as pain control for a total knee replacement? Will not be using general anesticia. epedural and propofol during procedure.

It can help: Exparel can give you up to 30 hours relief after your knee replacement surgery. It will not help prior or during your procedure. It is indicated for a bunionectomy or hemorrhectomy but a total knee replacement is quite extensive. You may need something added to it. ...Read more

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What equipment do crnas assemble for endotracheal intubation?

Depends on situation: Intubation by an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist is always done with careful preparation: suction equipment, a laryngoscope, different sizes of breathing tubes. Sometimes a fiberoptic scope or other advanced airway equipment is necessary. Anesthesia training prepares the team to assess the patient's airway and have all the proper equipment necessary for safe care. ...Read more

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Is heart laser surgery performed on an enlarged heart safe?

Is heart laser surgery performed on an enlarged heart safe?

Ablation?: Not sure exactly what procedure you are asking about. Maybe an ablation for atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmia? Those are generally quite safe. ...Read more

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Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

Concerning trigeminal anesthesia, what is "balaclava helmet anesthesia" and what is "snout anesthesia"?

=Sensory loss: or anesthesia involving different divisions of the trigeminal nerve, "snout" meaning nose, and "balaclava helmet" meaning a facial distribution similar to a ski mask. ...Read more