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Is endoscopy with general anesthesia?

Is endoscopy with general anesthesia?

Twilight: Typically it is done in a sedative state known as conscious sedation but depending on the depth and reflex, general anesthesia may be necessary or occur. ...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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Endoscopy under general anesthesia, what to expect?

Endoscopy under general anesthesia, what to expect?

Upper endoscopy?: Upper endoscopy is a medical procedure that inspects upper GI tract and helps to find find the source of symptoms. First you will be adequately sedated then endoscope is inserted and procedure is performed. During the recovery you might feel slightly bloated, but you’ll be able to eat after the procedure. The results of the test will be explained, unless biopsy was performed. Painless. ...Read more

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If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

Specialist: Find a Pedodontist (children's dentist) who provides regular treatment in the hospital operating room. Have child examined by them and consider your options. Very important to see the specialist with this training. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Who usually performs colonoscopies, gastroenterologists or colon and rectal surgeons?

Both: Both do however if a mass is there the colon and rectal surgeon can take care of it. In addition a colorectal surgeon would be more agressive at removing a polyp whereas a GI may be more apt to recommend surgery. This is based on personal experience. Fyi colonoscopy was pioneered by a general and cardiothoracic surgeon at beth israel in ny. Dr wolff and dr shinya invented polypectomy. ...Read more

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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Need unsedated colonoscopy?

Most patients: Find mild sedation helpful during a colonoscsopy however many can tolerate the procedure without sedation. Talk with your endoscopist to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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Is general anesthesia during gallbladder surgery safe for copd patients?

Is general anesthesia during gallbladder surgery safe for copd patients?

Well : Depends on how severe the COPD if you can be safe you need to be evaluated pre op by anesthesia doctor ...Read more

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GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?

GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?

GI: General surgeons do colonoscopies as well. Nothing against them, but if you have been going to see GI all this time, I would stay with them. ...Read more

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GI ordered 2nd colonoscopy in hospital 3 weeks after ascending 10mm flat polyp "unsuccessful resection" in clinic. Why general anesth.? Could be CA?

GA: Because if they cannot remove the polyp on the second CSPY attempt, they will immediately proceed with removing the polyp with a surgical procedure to open the colon directly. ...Read more

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Met with gastro. Suggests a colonoscopy. He only uses propofol as sedation administered by a nurse anesthesiologist. Should i be concerned?

Met with gastro. Suggests a colonoscopy. He only uses propofol as sedation administered by a nurse anesthesiologist.  Should i be concerned?

Scope: Absolutley you should be concerned. Firstly why can he not do this without Propofol - using other IV agents? Secondly if he uses the crna who is the supervising anesthesiologist? Thirdly if there is no anesthesiologist and he is the supervising md then is he certified in bls and acls? ...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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Is versed (midazolam) for wisdom teeth extraction considered general anesthetic?

Is versed (midazolam) for wisdom teeth extraction considered general anesthetic?

No: Midazolam (versed) is a powerful but relatively short-acting benzodiazepine used for sedation before surgery. It is not an anesthetic agent. Other medications are used for general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Propofol administered by a nurse anesthesiologist for a colonoscopy. Should that be of concern?

Propofol administered by a nurse anesthesiologist for a colonoscopy. Should that be of concern?

Depends: In the us, the term "anesthesiologist" means a fully-trained physician. A crna is a nurse anesthetist, not a doctor. Make sure a physician anesthesiologist is available for backup and supervision of a nurse anesthetist. Propofol is a good med for sedation for colonoscopy, but needs careful monitoring of breathing and blood pressure. The procedure won't take long, and you'll wake up quickly. ...Read more

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Is cervical polyp removal done under general or local Anesthesia in obgyn office or with no Anesthesia?

Depends: Hi Candi, It depends on the size and placement of the polyp. A physician may elect to remove a polyp without anesthesia in the office if it is readily visualized with the naked eye and with proper instruments. If a polyp is large and the physician feels that an office proceedure would be uncomfortable to her patient, then he/she may decide that the O. R. would be the best place with 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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Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Yes : And that may be sufficient. In my opinion, deep sedation and monitoring provided by an anesthesiologist is more comfortable, effective, efficient and safer paradigm. ...Read more

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Is a nurse anesthetist, to assist GI during a screening colonoscopy, a good choice over an anesthesiologist?

Is a nurse anesthetist, to assist GI during a screening colonoscopy, a good choice over an anesthesiologist?

Anesthesiologist: A nurse anesthetist (crna) is a cheaper, less trained alternative to an anesthesiologist. The md is likely the better option. There are always bad mds and there are some phenomenal crnas but your safest bet would typically be the more extensively trained md. That being said, most anesthetics are safe, and you will likely be fine, but colonoscopies have ended in deaths like any other procedure. ...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


Dr. Chad Rudnick
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Pediatrics (Definition)

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