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Can Epidural Anesthesia Be Used For Gallbladder Surgery Instead Of General
Unable to be put under general sedation. Need lumpectomy, can a spinal block be used for breast surgery (along with sedation)?
No: Spinal anesthesia is used for surgery on the lower abdomen (such as a c-section) or on the legs. It causes profound numbness, and can't be given at a high level such as the breasts or it would interfere with breathing. Any patient can be safe under general anesthesia with the right precautions. Meet with the anesthesiologist ahead of time to discuss any unusual health issues and plan for them. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Views on using Exparel as pain control for a total knee replacement? Will not be using general anesticia. epedural and propofol during procedure.
Partly helpful: There are many ways to control pain after total knee. Spinal anesthesia provides great pain control after the surgery for a few hours. If a epidural catheter is inserted, this can help for 24 to 48 hours. Injecting medicine around the knee joint inside gives added relief. Exparel is one medicine used this way. There are many additional medications. Surgical technique is very important as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is general anesthesia used for sinus grafting? I'm terrified of having dental work done, and prefer to be knocked out completely for major procedures. Is sinus grafting a procedure that is done with local anesthetics or do most surgeons use general anesth
Use IV sedation..: General anesthesia is rarely indicated for sinus graft surgery. Iv sedation is what i would consider if you're anxious. This way, you're completely comfortable, won't remember anything, and won't have tubes down your throat. Furthermore, you'll recover faster and have less side effects from the anesthesia. Although local anesthetic can be used to perform a sinus graft, i prefer IV sedation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
For extreme nervous patients undergoing a c section, is general anesthesia better or taking a light sedative? Can sedative be given before spinal?
C-section : Safety is a priority and regional anesthesia is safer for c-sections. Patient can be sedated with versed if it is nessasary. General anesthesia is rarely done, mostly for emergencies , for failed regionals or debilitated patients, who can not cooperate. Effects of sedatives can be reversed in newborn in rare situations where it becomes nessasary. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Gastroenterology: Does an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas usually require general anesthesia of the patient or can there be twilight sleep?
Outside my area!: I'm not an expert on this - but, even if I had a knowledgeable POV - it would mean nothing for your case. The medical team responsible for your procedure will not be moved from the practices they are confident and comfortable with. Really, they're right to make choices they'll be responsible for. If you can find what you want, fine. If you fear GA, try to find help w/ this fear - you can! Best! ...Read more
Can circumcision be done at an older age with no type of anesthesia or sedation given can the area just be numbed in stead of being completely sedated?
Different types: If inhalation anesthetic is being considered for very minor dental surgery, nitrous oxide is the most common. In more extensive oral and maxillofacial surgeries performed in the hospital, your anesthesiologist will choose the best type of anesthetic depending on length of procedure, your medical history, current health, and medications. Keep smiling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The Whipple IRE procedure: Will I be given a choice between an epidural (PCEA) or having a PCA at the anesthesiologist's pre-surgical consultation?
Several options: Knee arthroscopy can sometimes be done under local anesthesia with sedation. Often, major operations such as knee or hip replacements are done under spinal or epidural anesthesia. Usually, the patient is given sedation in order to nap comfortably during the surgery. General anesthesia is always an option. The anesthesiologist will discuss all the choices before surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can breast implant removal be done with local anesthesia? Can I have my breast implant removal done with a local anesthesia and sedation rather than a general anesthesia?
Maybe.: Yes, uncomplicated removal of breast implants can certainly be done under local anesthesia. However, if there is a chance of silicone gel breast implant leakage, need for removal of breast implant capsule, and/or need for additional surgery such as breast lifting, best to perform the operation under general anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Can umbilical hernia surgery be preformed without sedation for sm. hernia? What is point of sedation other than memory/anxiety. Medically necessa
Hernia: Theoretically. But I don't think there's a surgeon that would perform such a repair! It's too dangerous for the patient. Movement of any kind can cause injury of not only the skin and abdominal musculature, but also the intestinal contents! Anesthesia is crucially needed to maintain an open airway. 100% medically necessary in my opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does fentanyl patch can be used as sedative during minor oral surgical procedure like mandibular fracture reduction, cyst enucleation in place of ga.?
Outpatient general anesthesia for hysteroscopy with dilation curettage would the patient receive little anesthesia since the procedure is short?
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
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