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What types of anesthesia are there?

What types of anesthesia are there?

Excellent question: General anesthesia is being put out completely. Regional anesthesia involves anesthesia only to the area involved such as a leg or an arm. Therevare many wsys to administer this. Local anesthesia is numbing of the nerves in a specific location. Sometimes different combinations are used to get the best results. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What are some complications of anesthesia if overweight?

What are some complications of anesthesia if overweight?

Breathing Airway: More flesh in the pharynx (throat) may constrict and restrict the airway. Anesthesia relaxes the muscles that work to keep the airway open. Fat can also "absorb" the anesthesia, then slowly release it causing prolonged anesthesia. ...Read more

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I'm a 36 yo male I'm overweight but I'm having a mtp fusion surgery all my test came back normal should I be concerned on anesthesia or surgery ?

I'm a 36 yo male I'm overweight but I'm having a mtp fusion surgery all my test came back normal should I be concerned on anesthesia or surgery ?

Surgery: You should always be cautious with any surgery. This is a pretty straight forward surgery. All tests being normal should put your mind at ease that this will go smoothly. Good luck ...Read more

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Breathing complications during anesthesia, what to do?

Breathing complications during anesthesia, what to do?

Your: Anesthesiologist should be able to handle any breathing problem you have during anesthesia and have the proper equipment if at a hospital. This may include supplemental oxygen, artificial airways, or even a chest tube if necessary. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anesthesia complications?

What is the definition or description of: anesthesia complications?

Multiple: Complications include the possible risk of aspiration. They also include the risk of nausea and vomiting. Rarely there's a problem with inadequate oxygenation. A person may lose their tooth. The smart thing to do is to talk to the anesthesia doctor directly prior to receiving anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can complications from anesthesia occur 5 days after surgery or are they usually immediate ?

Usually immediate: Most of the drugs/agents used in anesthesia are very short acting and are long gone. The fact that they are short acting is what makes them good for surgical patients. ...Read more

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What kind of complications can you get from anesthesia?

Range of effects: If you mean general anesthesia (being completely asleep for surgery), the most common side effect is nausea. The anesthesiologist can give medications to help prevent nausea. Other possible side effects are sore throat and possibly sore muscles. Rare complications include malignant hyperthermia (a hereditary problem) and prolonged anesthesia effects. Most people tolerate anesthesia just fine. ...Read more

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Are there ever any complications for going under anesthesia?

Are there ever any complications for going under anesthesia?

YES: Similar to undergoing surgery, there are risks associated with the procedure you are having. Anytime you go under anesthesia, there are risks with that as well. You could have an allergic reaction to the medication given IV or that you breath during surgery. Before any procedure or anesthesia, your doctor should talk to you about the risks. ...Read more

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What are common anesthesia complications I should be aware of before surgery?

Nausea: Ponv - postoperative nausea and vomiting are the most common and usually easily treatable. Allergic reactions, stroke, negative pressure pulmonary edema, sore throat, blindness, heart attack, malignant hyperthermia, death are very remote possibilities and should not prevent you from having surgery. Discuss your concerns with anesthesiologist. Modern anesthesia is very safe. ...Read more

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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