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What types of anesthesia are there?

What types of anesthesia are there?

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 more

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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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How does an anesthesiologist know how much anesthesia to give?

How does an anesthesiologist know how much anesthesia to give?

Multiple clues: Intravenous medications are often started based upon weight. There are also clues based upon vital signs such as pule rate, blood pressure, muscle tone, etc. Experience also plays a huge role. ...Read more

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Could any anesthesiologist out there give me the names of medications usd for anesthesia?

Various meds: I am not an anesthesiologist but perform anesthesia and have worked in an or. Sevofluorane, versed, propofol, nubane are all different meds for different reasons. ...Read more

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Could any anesthesiologist out there give me the names of medications used for anesthesia?

Could any anesthesiologist out there give me the names of medications used for anesthesia?

Several: There are several meds used for anesthesia. Induction agents: propofol, etomidate. Anxiolytics: versed. Narcotics: fentanyl, morphine. Volatiles: sevoflurane, desflurane. These are just a few of many that can be used. ...Read more

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How do anesthesiologists keep you alive while you are under anesthesia?

How do anesthesiologists keep you alive while you are under anesthesia?

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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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My newborn baby is having surgery. The anesthesiologist wants to do spinal anesthesia. Says, gen anesthesia not good for little brain. Is spinal safe?

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 more

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If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

Specialist: Find a Pedodontist (children's dentist) who provides regular treatment in the hospital operating room. Have child examined by them and consider your options. Very important to see the specialist with this training. Good Luck. ...Read more

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