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Risks Of Obese People Undergoing Anesthesia
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Is there the same risk of post-operative death (e.G., cardiac arrhythmia) from conscious sedation as there is with general anesthesia?
Very safe: The risk of general anesthesia (ga) is less than that of driving to the hospital to have the operation. Ga is thought to have a risk of death of one in 350, 000 cases or more. Advances in monitoring, medical training, drugs and support have greatly decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post op. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi , I have obstructive sleep apnea , is there any risk factors having surgery (going under general anaesthetic) ?
As the comment: States, it's not a problem during the general anesthetic, the anesthesiologist will be monitoring you and can easily deal with any problems. But after the surgery if taking narcotic pain meds or sedation your sleep apnea will get worse and you will not be monitored as carefully. Suggest having respiratory therapy evaluate for CPAP or continue CPAP you might be using at home. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sleeve problems: Nausea for the first few weeks. Heartburn and reflux can occur and be permanent. The worst complication would be a leak from the staple line which can occur 1-3% of the time nationwide. A leak can cause sepsis and be fatal. This is rare, but something you should know about. Overall it is a safe operation and i routinely perform them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very low: If you are truly healthy, then the risk of dying under anesthesia should be low. But this depends on the type of procedure you are having done. I highly recommend a complete physical exam by your primary care physician prior to undergoing surgery (this is a requirement at my hospital regardless of age or health status). ...Read more
Obesity in elderly: Obesity in elderly increases risk for heart disease, high BP, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, cancer etc. Obesity can lead to debility & loss of function/independence and vice versa. Check out https://hpi.georgetown.edu/agingsociety/pubhtml/obesity2/obesity2.html, http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/1/169.full & http://www.obesityaction.org/wp-content/uploads/Obesity_in_the_Elderly_online.pdf ...Read more
Yes: The laparoscopic approach has greatly reduced the risks associated with gastric bypass. In experienced hands, the 30 day mortality rate is around 0.13%, with a leak rate less than 0.2%. Overall, the complication rate is lower than many other procedures such as hip or colon surgery. There can be significant nutritional deficiencies, which can be minimized by regular follow-up with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I read studies that showed General anesthesia can causes amnesia and 35% increase risk of dementia. Is IV Sedation same like General Anesthesia.
Short list: Bunion surgery has a good probability of success if the correct procedure and patient are chosen. Possible complications could include infection, stiffness, scarring, problems with bone healing or fixation devices, poor cosmetic result or toe alignment, etc. Most poor results occur with patients who don't follow proper post-op care instructions. Be a good patient and pick a good surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's complicated: Heart surgery is risky - there are risks of stroke, heart attack, liver failure, kidney failure, infection, bleeding, even death. However, for some patients, depending on their individual medical condition and heart blood vessel anatomy, having heart surgery is less risky than not having heart surgery. Many many studies have been devoted to trying to identify who these patients are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Varies by procedure : Always consider risks and benefits. For band, risk of slip (2%), erosion (1%), removal (25%). For sleeve, risk of leak (1%), acid reflux & heartburn (8%). For bypass , risk of leak (0.5%), ulcer (1%), stricture (4%), obstruction (1%). For all, risk of gallstones (5%), temporary bleeding 1%, leg/lung clot 1%. Overall, all are about as safe as taking out appendix. Most complications can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major surgery: In general cosmetic surgery rates of problems and the rare incidence of death increases as the amount of tissue dealt with increases. The risk of death is also increased with general instead of local anesthesia. And of course the health of the patient and the age of the patient are factors in assessing the risk. ...Read more
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