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Is general anesthesia more dangerous for people who have had epilepsy surgery?

Is general anesthesia more dangerous for people who have had epilepsy surgery?

Shouldn't be: If you are still taking any medications to prevent seizures, you should keep taking them with a sip of water on your usual schedule up to the time of surgery. Be sure to tell the anesthesiologist about your epilepsy surgery and how long it has been since you/ve had a seizure. Anesthesia medications can be selected, if necessary, to reduce the chance of any problems related to epilepsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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How dangerous is general anesthesia for sinus surgery for otherwise healthy adult?

How dangerous is general anesthesia for sinus surgery for otherwise healthy adult?

Low risk: It is extremely unlikely that a generally healthy patient having minor surgery would die from general anesthesia performed by trained clinicians with access to modern medication and equipment. It is so unlikely that we are not sure of the exact risk, but we think it is 1 in 250000 anesthetics. ...Read more

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Please help me with this? Scared about general anesthesia for my surgery?

Please help me with this? Scared about general anesthesia for my surgery?

Ask Anesthesiologist: Write down all your questions and concerns before surgery and when you meet with anesthesiologist ask him/her to address those concerns. General anesthesia is typically safe; as with any procedures, it has it's benefits, risks and alternatives. ...Read more

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Scared about general anesthesia for my surgery. What can you tell me to ease my worries?

Scared about general anesthesia for my surgery. What can you tell me to ease my worries?

General anesthesia : Rest assured that general anesthesia is extremely safe when performed by an accredited practitioner in a properly accredited institution. Literally thousands of anesthetics are performed daily in the us and my patient's are often amazed at how easy the procedure/anesthetic was for them. I would encourage you to discuss you concerns with you anesthesia team/provider preoperatively. ...Read more

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Please help me with this? Scared of surgery & general anesthesia?

Please help me with this? Scared of surgery & general anesthesia?

Talk to your MD's: As far as anesthesia, write down all your questions and concerns before surgery and when you meet with anesthesiologist ask him/her to address those concerns. General anesthesia is typically safe; as with any procedures, it has its benefits, risks and alternatives. As far as surgery, talk to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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What are the effects of general anesthesia from surgery on a four week fetus?

What are the effects of general anesthesia from surgery  on a four week fetus?

Unknown: It is hard totellwhat the effects might be because no one will do a study on pregnant women. In general, it is best to put off any elective surgery and anesthesia until pregnancy is over. If you can't for some reason, the anesthesiologist will select the agents and techniques least likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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Im having surgery for perianal skin tags..Can i avoid general anesthesia?

Im having surgery for perianal skin tags..Can i avoid general anesthesia?

Sedation: In most cases sedation is sufficient. Discussion with surgeon usually addresses most concerns and fears. Spinal anesthesia also can be an option if procedure is more extensive then skin tug. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be put under general anesthesia if you are having vascular surgery?

Is it safe to be put under general anesthesia if you are having vascular surgery?

Anesthesia: Yes, it's not the surgery that matters it is the overall health of patient getting procedure. ...Read more

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Are you given general anesthesia through an IV for arthoscopic shoulder surgery ?

Shoulder: You can have a general anesthetic via IV or a regional block. I prefer a regional block where the area is numbed out and you get light sedation. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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


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