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Excellent question: General anesthesia is being put out completely. Regional anesthesia involves anesthesia only to the area involved such as a leg or an arm. Therevare many wsys to administer this. Local anesthesia is numbing of the nerves in a specific location. Sometimes different combinations are used to get the best results. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Advances: Modern monitoring allows anesthesiologist to analyze your blood pressure, pulse, ekg , oxygenation level and many other values if nessasary. It makes modern anesthesia very safe. Advances in pharmacology allow use of safer medications and airway management relies on expertise of many generations of anesthesiologists. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any anesthesiologists with experience on what anesthesia is safe if you have had a stroke under general anesthesia and neuro rxn to local?
Its complicated: People recover from strokes and have very different sequelae (fancy term for your condition/recovery). If you are fully recovered or even recovered such that there is little in in neuro deficits (motor or sensory changes) then any anesthesia will be safe. If there are severe deficits than perhaps close (invasive) monitoring will be needed. Overall the body and brain compensates for the injury. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does an anesthesiologist have to stay with his patients the whole time while under anesthesia?Thanks
Constant monitoring: I stay with my patients the entire time they are under anesthesia, and care for only one patient at a time. That is the way my group is set up. In other practices, an anesthesiologist may supervise two or more nurse anesthetists or anesthesiologist assistants, so he or she may be monitoring more than one patient at a time. That is called the anesthesia care team model. Either way is safe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can respiratory therapists administer anesthesia under supervision of a anesthesiologist and start ivs and give injections?
My newborn baby is having surgery. The anesthesiologist wants to do spinal anesthesia. Says, gen anesthesia not good for little brain. Is spinal safe?
Yes, but: The spinal is a safe anesthetic for a pediatric patient. I have found that the surgeons do not like the fact that the patient is still wiggling while they work, but that is personal. I am not sure that i completely agree with the comments of my colleague about anesthesia and the brain, but that is a different discussion. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers