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Can you explain the difference between IV sedation and IV general anesthesia?

Can you explain the difference between IV sedation and IV general anesthesia?

IV vs GA.: There are 4 levels of sedation, the "deepest" is general anesthesia. A very detailed answer is at https://www. Asahq. Org/for-members/clinical-information/~/media/for%20members/documents/standards%20guidelines%20stmts/continuum%20of%20depth%20of%20sedation. Ashx.

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Is the medicine used in IV Sedation same as General Anesthesia. Can you please explain the differences between these 2 procedures.

Is the medicine used in IV Sedation same as General Anesthesia. Can you please explain the differences between these 2 procedures.

See below: Moderate Sedation/ Analgesia ("Conscious Sedation") A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands. General Anesthesia A drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients are not arousable, even by painful stimulation.

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Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

Possibly: Anxiolysis is a continuum fm light sedation to general anesthesia. Depending on the technique sedation ranges fm light to moderate to deep to general anesthesia. Some people do very well with light sedation others are more difficult actually having a harder time trying to cooperate thereby requiring more sedation. As sedation requirements increase the likely hood of general anesthesia is greater.

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I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.

See below: Do not think your statistics reflect real data. Did you find a blog from an online "expert"? IV sedation is not akin to general anesthesia and likely does not really represent any profound risk. Suggest you talk with your doctor regarding your concerns,

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For wisdom teeth removal, is it safer to go under general anesthesia or get an IV sedation?

For wisdom teeth removal, is it safer to go under general anesthesia or get an IV sedation?

I.v. sedation: The best course of action is to discuss the anesthesia plan with your anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. Wisdom tooth extraction can be done safely and pain free with I.V. Sedation, without the need for a breathing tube. General anesthesia for wisdom tooth extraction will require a breathing tube and because of this can be associated with additional risks.

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What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia for having wisdom tooth extractions?

What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia for having wisdom tooth extractions?

Depends on situation: Iv sedation can be provided by an oral surgeon, and is often a very good technique for wisdom tooth extraction. For certain high-risk patients (morbid obesity, severe heart or lung problems), general anesthesia with a breathing tube and control of the airway may be a safer alternative. Every case is different, and an individualized care plan with anesthesiology consultation may be in order.

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Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Is it possible to do IV sedation (twilight) instead of general anesthesia (unconscious) for impacted wisdom teeth?

Yes: Most oral surgeons I know do use IV sedation instead of general anesthesia for impacted wisdom teeth. Which is the best way to go depends on how many teeth they are removing, how difficult they expect the procedure to be, and your personal preference. Speak to your oral surgeon about which option is best for you.

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What is sedation vs general anesthesia? What is the difference between being sedated and having general anesthesia?

What is sedation vs general anesthesia? What is the difference between being sedated and having general anesthesia?

Consciousness: The difference is level of consciousness. A patient under sedation should be able to respond to verbal or tactile stimuli. A patient under general anesthesia has complete loss of consciousness--he/she should have complete amnesia, be immobile, have no response to external stimuli, and have analgesia or absence of response to painful stimuli.

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Can I get conscious sedation as an alternative to general anesthesia?

Can I get conscious sedation as an alternative to general anesthesia?

It depends...: A lot can be achieved with local anesthesia (numbing) and "conscious" sedation (where, in theory, the patient is able to respond, but may not remember the events). The requirements are a motivated patient and a proceduralist comfortable doing the intervention under those circumstances.

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What's more dangerous for a kid, to go under general anesthesia or to be on conscious sedation?

What's more dangerous for a kid, to go under general anesthesia or to be on conscious sedation?

Both have: Risks and benefits. Discuss your options with the surgeon and anesthesiologist and they will give you their best recommendations.

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How are versed sedation and general anesthesia different?

1 vs many drugs: Versed sedation is used when there is a procedure with minimal surgery or when local is used a lot. There is a relative high incidence (compared with general) of patients remembering parts of the procedure.

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Please help! What is the difference between versed sedation and general anesthesia?

Versed vs. General: Versed is usually referred to when speaking about twilight sedation. This is where you keep the protective reflexes of breathing. General anesthesia requires assistance and management for breathing.

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Can u have a colonoscopy done with something other than general anesthesia? Such as conscious sedation?

Can u have a colonoscopy done with something other than general anesthesia? Such as conscious sedation?

Yes: Intravenous sedation can be very effective in assuring comfort and sedation during a colonoscopy. General anesthesia, though used commonly because it can be "eliminated" so quickly from one's body, isn't mandatory. Discuss with your endoscopist or anesthesiologist! No worries!

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Is it possible to do liposuction under sedation without general anesthesia? How uncomfortable will it be?

Is it possible to do liposuction under sedation without general anesthesia? How uncomfortable will it be?

Comfortable: Beside is 2012, and we have safe a lot of general safe anesthesia, liposuction is comfortable and safe under local anesthesia, of course all depends of areas, patient desire, timeout, and general medical conditions. If you are locking for very small areas you can go for velashape treatment, and or lipodisolve. More info go to www. Clearimagemiami. Com.

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How long does tip rhinoplasty take? Is it done under general anesthesia or sedation? What is recovery/result time compared to full rhinoplasty?

How long does tip rhinoplasty take? Is it done under general anesthesia or sedation? What is recovery/result time compared to full rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty recovery: Getting the new look you want can be very rewarding with the correct rhinoplasty technique. Your recovery varies with many variables: medical condition, skin thickness, extent of surgery, approach of incisions, diet, and general health. Keep in mind that your surgeon is the best to answer this specifically for you, but as a general rule the tip tends to retain swelling the longest. Good luck!

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Is chin augmentation always done under general anesthesia? I'm afraid of having general anesthesia. Is chin augmentation always done with a general, or can it be done with sedation and a local? .

Chin Aug Anesthesia: Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure typically done in the plastic surgeon’s office or in a surgery center. It is usually done under local anesthesia with oral sedation or intravenous sedation, but can be done under general anesthesia if requested. Https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery. Com/procedures/face/chin-augmentation/.

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