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How is general anesthesia different from local anesthesia?

How is general anesthesia different from local anesthesia?

Different medication: The word "anesthesia" can be confusing. It applies to many different drugs that prevent responses to pain. Drugs like Lidocaine and novocaine are injected with a needle to numb an area: this is "local" anesthesia. Other drugs that are given through an iv--such as Propofol or sodium pentothal--and anesthesia gases that you breathe produce general anesthesia and complete unconsciousness. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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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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Epidural block is regional, local or, general anesthesia?

Epidural block is regional, local or, general anesthesia?

Regional: An epidural block refers to either anesthesia or analgesia. The later is used for pain control for labo, after surgery , renal stones or other pain conditions. The former is used for surgery itself. The difference is the strength of the local anesthetic used for the block. The stronger the dose the more numb you become. ...Read more

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IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

IV general anesthesia VS inhaled general anesthesia.. Which is more commonly used?

Both used commonly: Both are used commonly. Many times combined. This way you less of each type and can decrease the side effects. If I had a choice I would go w IV anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum surgery usually done under local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

Is a deviated septum surgery usually done under local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

General usually: Surgery for a deviated septum can be relatively simple or complicated and is often combined with other procedures such as treatment of the turbinates or the sinuses for breathing improvement. Also the other nasal cartilages/bone may be shaped to alter the appearance of the nose. Typically general anesthesia is used for comfort, control, and to protect your airway from bleeding. ...Read more

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How are local anethesia and general anesthesia different?

How are local anethesia and general anesthesia different?

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia blocks transmission of local nerves and nerve endings with local anesthetics applied locally. General anesthesia is systemic, introduced intravenously or by inhalation. ...Read more

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Is regional anesthesia administered for hand surgery?

Is regional anesthesia administered for hand surgery?

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 more

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What is more expensive: general anesthesia or local anesthesia?

See below: Probably the general anesthetic would be more expensive, but it depends on where it is done. In an operating room you would also be paying the hospital charges for the or, as well as the nurses. The cost of the actual anesthetic would be on top of this. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia caused by a gas or an injection?

Is general anesthesia caused by a gas or an injection?

Either or both: General anesthesia is a state of unconsciousness and lack of reaction to painful stimuli. It can be brought on by intravenous medications such as propofol, sodium pentothal, and ketamine. Anesthesia gases (desflurane, sevoflurane) will also produce general anesthesia. Often you will receive a combination of both during surgery. ...Read more

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How is local anesthesia administered?

How is local anesthesia administered?

Many many ways: Local can be given by nasal spray, skin cream, needle injection. Eyedrops, gargling, nerve block can numb all parts of the body including muscle, bone, tongue. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Wisdom teeth removal: local anesthetic, sedation, or general anesthesia? Which one is better?

Depends: Local anesthetic is always the safest. However, for healthy people, anesthesia procedures in an oral surgeon's office is statistically very safe. Most surgeons use a deep sedation or general anesthetic technique. In my office, general anesthesia is preferred because i can use medications that are short acting and make you feel good and alert instead of nauseated and sleepy afterwards. ...Read more

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General oral endotrachial anesthesia used for parathyroid surgery, what is this?

General oral endotrachial anesthesia used for parathyroid surgery, what is this?

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 more

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Can cerclage be performed under regional anesthesia?

Can cerclage be performed under regional anesthesia?

Best option: Regional anesthesia (spinal)is the good option and frequently used during cerclage. Very little medication is used, which will unlikely to affect a baby. If appropriate dose is used recovery from spinal anesthesia can be quick. ...Read more

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Can an appendectomy be done under local or general anaesthetics?

Can an appendectomy be done under local or general anaesthetics?

General anesthesia: Appendectomy is generally done under general anesthesia. While I have done them under local anesthesia, it is not in the best interest of the patient and surgeon to do so. ...Read more

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Can spinal manipulation occur under anesthesia?

Can spinal manipulation occur under anesthesia?

Yes, but: Yes this procedure has been offered, as to wether it works the jury is still out. Once you have been relaxed under general anesthesia you cannot stop or halt any damage to your skeletal system. This means if the chiropractor pushes too hard you will not be able to stop them i would discuss any MRI or ct showing the "need" for this with another md. ...Read more

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General or local anesthesia. Which is better?

General or local anesthesia. Which is better?

For what procedure?: In general, less is better. So, if it can be done with local comfortably, that's good. In some cases local is not sufficient, and suffering to avoid general anesthesia is not better. ...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