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Do you get a sedative before a gastroscopy procedure?

Do you get a sedative before a gastroscopy procedure?

Yes: Or at least you should. Procedural sedation is the norm and depending where you get the procedure, who is doing it and who is administering the sedation, will determine the level of sedation you will have (mild/moderate/deep). ...Read more

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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Can i request to not get biopsy in a colonoscopy?

Can i request to not get biopsy in a colonoscopy?

Yes: You have probably been deceived about the benefits & risks. The purpose of a biopsy is to determine whether you have, or are on the way to getting, cancer of the cervix, which used to kill 30000 women each year in the usa alone. Talk straight with your physician -- unlike someone running a scare-you internet site, he/she has an obligation under the law to tell the truth. ...Read more

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How often should you get a colonstomy screening?

How often should you get a colonstomy screening?

Depends: Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50 in patients not at identified risk. Colonoscopy every ten years ( or sooner depending upon findings) or fecal occult blood testing annually are both acceptable methods of screening for cancer. Sigmoidoscopy is also a possible option, but i personally do not favor it. See http://www.Uspreventiveservicestaskforce.Org. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it. They use propofol and i don't want it.

I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. Is a facility able to enforce anesthesia if I do not want to take it.  They use propofol and i don't want it.

Informed consent: Nothing should be done before explaining pros and cons and obtaining your permission. Propofol is not the only choice, although it is probably best drug for it today. One can undergo colonoscopy without any anesthesia, the experience is likely to be quite unpleasant and stressful and conditions for the doctor performing it suboptimal, so i would invite you to address all your concerns beforehand. ...Read more

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What kind of anesthesia will I have for a labiaplasty? I don't think i want to be a awake for a labiaplasty. Will i be able to have general anesthesia? .

What kind of anesthesia will I have for a labiaplasty? I don't think i want to be a awake for a labiaplasty. Will i be able to have general anesthesia?

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You have choices: Good afternoon! Female rejuvenation surgery can be performed under local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia- the choice is yours! Be sure to see a doctor well versed in female rejuvenation surgery. I hope this helps ...Read more

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How do you do an epidural for a prostate operation?

How do you do an epidural for a prostate operation?

Epidural: Maybe you mean a spinal....Very common for many trans urethral procedures.... ...Read more

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Do you think I should get a spinal or just go under general anesthesia?

Do you think I should get a spinal or just go under general anesthesia?

Depends: There are some operations that can be done under spinal anesthesia, there are others that need a full general. Talk to your surgeon and your anesthesiologist before the operation to get the full picture. ...Read more

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Do I have to have a sedative for endoscopy?

Do I have to have a sedative for endoscopy?

No: We can perform endoscopy without sedation on select patients. There are a variety of patient, physician and facility issues which should be considered and discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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What anesthesia would you have for a vitrectomy?

What anesthesia would you have for a vitrectomy?

See below: You could have general anesthesia or you could have intravenous sedation combined with a local anesthetic (e.g., retrobulbar). ...Read more

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What should I do in preparation for a colonoscopy?

Do a bowel prep: Stay on a clear liquid the day befor the colonoscopy. Your endoscopist should give you a prep sheet outlining the kind of laxative you should use to cleanse your colo. ...Read more

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Do you need a cathetar for apendectomy?

Do you need a cathetar for apendectomy?

NO : No if there is no prior prostate problem ( in men ) but if catheter is inserted during lap appendectomy will be removed after the procedure. ...Read more

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Will you get blood taken before you get a colonoscopy?

Will you get blood taken before you get a colonoscopy?

Usually not: usually not necessary. females are usually tested for pregnancy prior to procedures. if you have certain chronic medical conditions you may need blood tests (renal failure, clotting disorders, etc) ...Read more

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My doctor wants to use general anesthesia for an endoscopy. Why would I need to be completely out? He just did sedation for my colonoscopy.

My doctor wants to use general anesthesia for an endoscopy. Why would I need to be completely out? He just did sedation for my colonoscopy.

This is a good: question for you to ask him. Typically, upper/lower endoscopy is performed with conscious sedation, presumably what you had previously. Perhaps he observed you to have responses to stimuli indicating you might be experiencing pain during the colonoscopy procedure. Maybe he is concerned about your breathing or cardiac function..typical issues suggesting general anesthesia. Only he can answer. ...Read more

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Will I get general anesthesia for cystoscopy?

No: Usually local anesthesia gel is all you neef ...Read more

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Do I need to fast for preop blood work for a colonscopy?

Do I need to fast for preop blood work for a colonscopy?

Usually not.: Fasting is recommended when checking cholesterol and sugars. These aren't standard blood tests associated with colonoscopies. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more