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Used General Anesthesia
I am undergoing a colon test next week and they will be using Propofol. They used general anesthesia on me when I had a hysterectomy done and I had a lot of problems. Was it Propofol they used that caused the problems?
Multiple: Anesthesia is amnesia, analgesia and, often, akinesia (no movement). Each of these requires different medication, although some medication may have overlap (for example, ketamine would have analgesic and amnesic properties). The most common amnesics used are propofol, benzodiazepines, and anesthesia vapors. Analgesics would be narcotics and NSAIDs. The most commonly used relaxant is rocuronium ...Read more
Multiple: You need something for amnesia (propofol, etomidate), analgesia (fentanyl, meperidine), muscle relaxation (not always required: rocuronium, vecuronium), nausea and vomiting prevention (ondansetron, dexamethazone), maintenance of anesthesia (desflurane, isoflurane). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: General anesthesia can be conducted with spontaneously breathing patient using an anesthesia mask. Often the oral airways are used, that look anything like a short curved tube or a fancy spoon, that do not pass the vocal cords (supraglottic airways). ...Read more
Names of typical/common drugs/steroids used for general anesthesia in outpatient sinus surgery? Any risk of cancer side effects or other side effects?
Anesthesia meds: For a general anesthetic, you may receive intravenous medications such as midazolam, fentanyl, and propofol. You also may receive inhaled medications such as nitrous oxide or sevoflurane (administered with oxygen after you have fallen asleep under general anesthesia). Other medications may include anti-nausea drugs and steroids such as Hydrocortisone or dexamethasone. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Primarily propofol: There are several IV meds but none have the "complete" profile for propofol as it has many characteristics needed for general anesthesia: amnesia, hypnosis and pain reliever. Despite its notoriety in the past by an androgynous pop star, its very safe in the proper hands of a professional who knows enough to monitor his/her patients diligently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is general anesthesia used with tumescent liposuction? Is tumescent liposuction done with general anesthesia, or with a local? .
How difficult is it to remove skin bridges on a penis? Is local or general anesthesia used? In-office visit? Cauterization or scalpel and stitches?
Depends: Most of the time could be done under local, some doctors offices are equipped other are not, doe in ambulatory facilities, speak to your doctor ...Read more
Is general anesthesia used for sinus grafting? I'm terrified of having dental work done, and prefer to be knocked out completely for major procedures. Is sinus grafting a procedure that is done with local anesthetics or do most surgeons use general anesth
Use IV sedation..: General anesthesia is rarely indicated for sinus graft surgery. Iv sedation is what I would consider if you're anxious. This way, you're completely comfortable, won't remember anything, and won't have tubes down your throat. Furthermore, you'll recover faster and have less side effects from the anesthesia. Although local anesthetic can be used to perform a sinus graft, I prefer IV sedation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What normally called: " to put you to sleep" before surgical procedure, is not feel pain, and will not be aware the procedure being done, by anesthetic medications, your breathing is controlled, all your vital functions are closely monitored by highly trained professional (s), relatively very safe considering the magnitude of the undertaking on human body. ...Read more
Yes.: General anesthesia has a long history with literally millions of people getting anesthetics every year. But there are risks. It is obviously riskier in the very young and very old. It is riskier if you have serious medical problems like congestive heart failure or COPD. It is riskier if you are having a very prolonged or complicated surgical procedure. But yes, general anesthesia is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relative to what: I have done anesthesia for 42000 cases, no deaths, mi, wake ups during surgery for generals, no comas, my most frequent problems =16 broken teeth, 22 inhailing vomit giving 3 pneumonias, two nerve damages. Is that safe? When I started the death rate was 1 per 5000 now it is less than 1 per 200, 000 for healthy patients. Is that safe? Not nearly as safe as the airlines and it should be and can be. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Fully unconscious: General anesthesia means you will be completely asleep, unable to respond to commands, unable to feel, hear or remember, and usually will have some kind of breathing device placed in your airway (throat). An anesthesiologist will monitor you closely and give you medications to keep you "asleep" and comfortable, keep you alive while operating on you, and most importantly wake you up! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots: It usually depends on whether you have any allergies and what kind of surgery your getting. It is usually a cocktail. For general anesthesia, we use about 5 drugs to begin the process. Some are Lidocaine, propofol, versed, fentanyl, various gases, muscle relaxants. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers