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Can you have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia in the us?

No: The potential catastrophic effects of the surgery cannot be managed without anesthesia. Please discuss with your ENT surgeon why this is a bad idea. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


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I am interested in knowing whether I can have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia. I am terrified of GA and wont have the surgery otherwise.

I am interested in knowing whether I can have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia. I am terrified of GA and wont have the surgery otherwise.

Depends...: ...on the doctor -- I think most prefer at least conscious sedation. I'm old enough to have had my tonsils out under local only, and neither the surgeon nor I have fond memories of the process. ...Read more

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I had a tonsillectomy done June 30 the procedure was 1 hour long and gave me general anesthesia, how long does it take to take it out of my system?

I had a tonsillectomy done June 30 the procedure was 1 hour long and gave me general anesthesia, how long does it take to take it out of my system?

Anesthesia: General anesthetics can affect your memory, concentration and relflexes for a day or two. The anesthetic agent should have long since been metabolized and exited your body. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having THC in the system and going under general anesthesia? Scheduled tonsillectomy on 8/14 haven't smoked since the 8/1

What are the risks of having THC in the system and going under general anesthesia? Scheduled tonsillectomy on 8/14 haven't smoked since the 8/1

There are potential : It all depends on how much marijuana was being smoked. If someone is a once per week smoker, after 3-4 days, there will no longer be any THC found in the urine. There will unlikely be any interactions with general anesthesia. If someone had just smoked marijuana prior to surgery, there Is potential for cardiac and pulmonary depression. ...Read more

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I'm having a tonsilectomy under general anesthesia. Why do I have to remove all of my clothes? Especially underwear?

I'm having a tonsilectomy under general anesthesia.  Why do I have to remove all of my clothes?  Especially underwear?

Safer!: Clothes made from synthetic fibers can generate static electricity--not good in the OR environment. Also, it's possible to lose bowel or bladder control under anesthesia, so best to remove underthings too. Don't worry--your personal privacy is always protected, and your entire body is covered by sheets and blankets. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a tonsillectomy under local anesthesia?

Is it possible to have a tonsillectomy under local anesthesia?

Tonsillectomy local: This is not impossible. As an anesthesiologist I have provided care with this under local - I doubt that you will find anyone in the USA willing to do this due to the high litigation environment and the over regulation by the government and then local regulation and then hospital policies. ...Read more

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What are my anesthesia options for tonsillectomy? Do I have options?

What are my anesthesia options for tonsillectomy? Do I have options?

Tonsillectomy: no, it's not a sandwich, it's surgery and your surgeon will decide and it most likely be general endotracheal anesthesia or LMA. ...Read more

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How many hours would it take to wake up from anesthesia after a tonsillectomy?

How many hours would it take to wake up from anesthesia after a tonsillectomy?

5 Minutes: Most patients are awake almost immediately after anesthesia. However, the effects last several hours making the patient's sleepy and groggy. Often patients have no memory of being in recovery room, and this is the lingering effects of the anesthesia. This situation is compounded by the pain medications/narcotics that you will have after the surgery. ...Read more

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Can i get tonsillectomy under local anesthesia only of just sedation? Or is general my only option?

Can i get tonsillectomy under local anesthesia only of just sedation? Or is general my only option?

General: Just try and imagine something operating in the very back of your throat. The discomfort, as well as the blood loss, would make it extremely uncomfortable. The only way to do this is under general anesthesia. ...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


Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

A tonsillectomy is the surgical ...Read more