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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


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Which you prefar spinal anasthesia or general anasthesia during cesarean section?

Which you prefar  spinal anasthesia or general anasthesia  during cesarean section?

Spinal or epidural: The regional anesthetic with either a spinal or an epidural is the preferred way to perform this operation. It is safer for the mother, as well as lets her see the baby as they are born. Talk to your anesthesiologist about your options. ...Read more

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Would any operation under general anesthesia be considered a major operation?

Would any operation under general anesthesia be considered a major operation?

Not always: There are certainly operations that require general anesthesia that aren't considered major surgery. Examples would be quick laparoscopic procedures such as tubal ligation, or ENT procedures such as tonsillectomy. Also, GA may be needed for babies and small children who can't cooperate, even for small operations. The physician anesthesiologist works with the surgeon to make the best plan. ...Read more

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Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve

Is local anesthesia an option for a genioplasty procedure? I'm concerned about the level of anesthesia required for chin reduction. In the past I have had fairly adverse reactions when being put under general anesthesia and prefer local anesthesia wheneve

Anesthesia: While i suggest talking with your surgeon about anesthetic options i very much doubt someone would remove bone from your face under local anesthesia. Anesthesia has risks yet you cannot have certain things done to you awake. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Son having dental proc under ga.Requires intubation/vent during surgery&ct.Optimal method of intubation?How will ventilation be maintained during ct?

Son having dental proc under ga.Requires intubation/vent during surgery&ct.Optimal method of intubation?How will ventilation be maintained during ct?

General anesthesia : Surgery under general anesthesia can be a very stressful event for the parents and child. Today monitoring, medications and techniques for general anesthesia are very safe and highly effective. In most cases the tube is placed through the mouth or the nose. Fiberoptic scopes and guides can provide access to the most difficult airways. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.

I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.

See below: Do not think your statistics reflect real data. Did you find a blog from an online "expert"? IV sedation is not akin to general anesthesia and likely does not really represent any profound risk. Suggest you talk with your doctor regarding your concerns, ...Read more

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Can cerclage be performed under regional anesthesia?

Can cerclage be performed under regional anesthesia?

Best option: Regional anesthesia (spinal)is the good option and frequently used during cerclage. Very little medication is used, which will unlikely to affect a baby. If appropriate dose is used recovery from spinal anesthesia can be quick. ...Read more

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Is cervical polyp removal done under general or local Anesthesia in obgyn office or with no Anesthesia?

Depends: Hi Candi, It depends on the size and placement of the polyp. A physician may elect to remove a polyp without anesthesia in the office if it is readily visualized with the naked eye and with proper instruments. If a polyp is large and the physician feels that an office proceedure would be uncomfortable to her patient, then he/she may decide that the O. R. would be the best place with anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can Appendectomy be done without general anesthesia?

Can Appendectomy be done without general anesthesia?

NO: NO. BECAUSE THE SURGEON NEEDS THE PATIENT MUSCLE TO BE COMPLETELY RELAXED ,AND THAT IS DONE ONLY WITH GENERAL ANESTHESIA. IT COULD BE DONE UNDER REGIONAL/LOCAL AND IV SEDATION BUT NOT EASY AND NOT PAINLES,NOT VERY SAFE. ...Read more

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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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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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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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IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

Both used commonly: Both are used commonly. Many times combined. This way you less of each type and can decrease the side effects. If I had a choice I would go w IV anesthesia. ...Read more

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