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Anesthesia For Hemorrhoidectomy
Hemorrhoid surgery is a procedure done to treat enlarged hemorrhoids. There are several variations, depending on the type of hemorrhoids you have, their size, and your doctor's expertise in a particular procedure. Most are done as an outpatient. While the biggest complaint is pain following surgery, newer procedures are able to minimize discomfort and ...Read more
No, but banding is.: Appropriately sized internal hemorrhoids can be treated by rubber band ligation, often in the office without anesthesia. This is a tried and true treatment for bothersome internal hemorrhoids. Snare polypectomy is a technique used during colonoscopy to remove larger polypoid growths in the colon. ...Read more
Outpatient general anesthesia for hysteroscopy with dilation curettage would the patient receive little anesthesia since the procedure is short?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably,: some gynecologists don't like their patients to be awake during the surgery but you can be sedated also. But you can have a major regional anesthesia such as an epidural, which will provide pain relief in the recovery room and can be extended to your room after the surgery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The regional anesthetic has a protective effect on the formation of blood clots after surgery. There is also the ability to immediately exercise the knee though a range of motion while still getting pain medication. This allows an improved outcome after surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
General oral...: General endo tracheal anesthesia is the most common general anesthesia given and most common for parathyroid surgery. Some docs prefer LMA which is described as a lighter alternative but uses all of the same drugs and gases. The difference is the tube. The former is placed between the vocal cords and a cuff is inflated. The latter rests on top of your voice box. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends why: Often a d & c may be done under sedation with Propofol and other meds such as versed or fentanyl. The gyn doctor may use local anesthesia around the cervix. If it's an emergency situation where the patient doesn't have an empty stomach, if the patient is extremely obese, or if there is heavy bleeding, general anesthesia may be safest. The ob/gyn and anes doctors will decide the best plan. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Surgeon dependent: The use of regional anesthesia varies from decade to decade. We are currently in an age where more and more cases are done under regional anesthesia. The advantages are that there is less anesthetic used, and the patient needs less pain medication after the operation because of the block. Talk to your surgeon and anesthesiologist about your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What kind of anesthesia is used for knee surgery? Do I have to undergo general anesthesia for knee surgery?
No there are options: Practical and eloquent alternatives to general anesthesia for knee surgery are 1) single sided spinal anesthesia or 2) peripheral nerve block anesthesia using a combined femoral and sciatic nerve block. Both alternatives typically involve some amount of IV sedation as well (although strictly speaking it is not necessary). The peripheral nerve block also provides long lasting post op pain control. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers