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Afraid Endoscopy Will Anesthesia
Yes: Most endoscopies are performed with light sedation, utilizing an analgesic and sedative. These two usually do very well alone. These are not considered as general anesthesia. There is an anesthetic commonly used though for these types of procedures that has a greater sedative effect. It requires an additional health care provider to be present though. Endoscopies are low risk & well tolerated. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Upper endoscopy?: Upper endoscopy is a medical procedure that inspects upper GI tract and helps to find find the source of symptoms. First you will be adequately sedated then endoscope is inserted and procedure is performed. During the recovery you might feel slightly bloated, but you’ll be able to eat after the procedure. The results of the test will be explained, unless biopsy was performed. Painless. ...Read more
IV and GA: Usually, people tend to be more afraid of invasive procedures, such as dental surgery. The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the IV sedation or general anesthesia you will have no recall of the events of the dental surgery or experience any pain. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IV or GA?: What type of dental surgery? Do you have any medical problems that require you to be hospitalized for this surgery? General anesthesia is not required for most patients and most dental surgeries, and carries more risk that IV sedation which is usually more than adequate. In fact, most surgeries can be done with local anesthesia alone (or in combination with nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia). ...Read more
Possible!: Nausea is a common side effect of nearly all anesthetic drugs and of many pain relievers such as morphine, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or vicodin. If you are prone to car sickness, you will be more likely to have nausea after anesthesia. Talk to your doctors about medications such as zofran that can be given during or after anesthesia to help prevent nausea. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My gallbladder needs to come out. I am terrified of general anaesthetic. Can I request spinal or epidural anaesthetic so I can be awake for procedure?
Can you die from local anesthesia for a small cosmetic procedure? I don't react well to benzo's. Scared of if they want mild sedation.
Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?
Yes: Most oral surgeons i know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im going to have lithotripsy. Do they give you General Anesthesia, or uv sedation bc I have woke up with IV sedation (fentanyl, versed & proprofol) 5x?
Scheduled a colonoscopy. Chose twilight sedation. Gastro commented on patient that kept talking and had to sedate a lot, hard to wake up. Oversadation?
Anything possible: Some people react adversely or excessively to doses of sedatives that do not affect others. Have no idea what happened in the situation you describe. Ask the doctor. ...Read more
Getting rhino and septoplasty done with local anesthesia & only minimal IV sedation. Can i get breathing tube to protect airway still?
Im having elective plastic surgery soon, general anestisia makes me VERY nautious, will the surgeon use propofol if I just ask?
Discuss this: problem, PONV, with your surgeon, but more importantly, with anesthesiologist or anesthetist. There are very effective drugs for treatment of this common condition. ...Read more
Difficult airway: I assume that since a fiber optic intubation was attempted that you had a difficult airway. What about prior intubations? What happened? Obviously avoiding general anesthesia us an option. Assuming that ga is the only choice then you need to speak with the anesthesiologist well in advance so that a plan can be made. There are several nerve blocks that can be done to numb the areas needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can we use imaging procedure before biopsy ..i am really afraid of the biopsy procedure for tempural arterialitics?
Varies. Oral surgeon.: The options range from just local anesthesia, to oral sedation, to deeper sedation or general anesthesia via IV. Make sure you have a consultation by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, who can evaluate you and offer all options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers