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Can You Have A Tonsillectomy Without General Anesthesia In The Us
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am getting a tonsillectomy in a few days and they have advised me to stay away from and thing that could thin my blood for the 10 days prior to getting the surgery. I have never been under general anesthesia so I looked it up. I saw a lot of low risk fa
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i get tonsillectomy under local anesthesia only of just sedation? Or is general my only option?
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