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Things You Should Do Befor You Go Under General Anesthesia
Meet anesthesiologis: General anesthesia is very safe. It is important to not eat the day of surgery, take any medications they tell you to early in the morning with some water. Discuss with the anesthesiologist your medical history, your procedure, and the anesthetic plan. Then relax, we'll take good care of you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you breathe on your own with arthoscopic shoulder surgery? I know you go under general anesthesia
Talk to MD: Patients having any type of anesthesia should not eat for at least 6 hours before a procedure. Even if there is only going to be local anesthesia used i would recommend following these guidelines. I would hate to see you have your case rescheduled because you ate something. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do anesthesiologists administer something to make you relax just before you go to the operating room?
Or is stressful: For many patients, entering the or is stressful so anesthesiologist give a little anxiolytics and even an analgesic like versed and fentanyl before entering. These meds also make the induction of anesthetic faster ie it makes the process of falling asleep quicker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphenyhydramine) is sometimes given to patient's undergoing anesthesia to help prevent allergic reactions, or in some cases to provide some mild sedation. If you do take it please let your anesthesiologist know. However, it should not be a problem with your anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are you not supposed to eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to having a general anaesthetic?
Prevent aspiration: During anesthesia you might regurgitate stomach contents. Since the airway reflexes are also anesthetized, this might enter the trachea and lungs where it can cause pneumonia. It is safest to avoid oral intake, however the anesthesiologist can take precautions when surgery is necessary in a shorter time frame. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need a simple explaination for this. What happens to your body when you go under general anesthesia?
Brain waves: Your brain waves ( EEG ) will change and it depends what level of general anesthesia . The deeper the level the more changes. Your blood pressure and pulse may get lower. Your breathing will slow down then stop at some point if muscle relaxant is used. That is why you must have assisted venilation by the anesthesiologist. That why your vital signs, oxygen saturation must be monitored continuosly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: On the type of surgery, preference of the surgeon, patient's medical problems, and skill and preference of your anesthesiologist. You can discuss options in the office with your surgeon when scheduling the procedure. But the final determination will be made by your anesthesiologist on the day of surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Will you be able to feel "regular" anesthesia the dentist injects you with if you have had laughing gas?
See family physician: First see your primary care physician and between you and her/him decide who the specialist(s) to consult. ...Read more
6 weeks: Most surgeons will probably suggest you wait at least 6 weeks before undergoing cosmetic surgery. You want to make sure you have fully recovered from your delivery; including correcting any anemia that resulted and waiting for any swelling associated with the pregnancy to resolve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can cats be spayed on local anesthesia? If not then why is general anesthesia necessary? I would love to know in detail:)
Please tell me what should I do if i feel i'm being pressured into undergoing general anesthesia for wisdom tooth removal?
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