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What Is A Local Anesthesia
General Anesthesia: A more appropriate way to approach this issue is to think about 1) the induction of general anesthesia and, 2) the maintenance of general anesthesia. Most general anesthetics are induced (started) with intravenous agents and then maintained with inhaled anesthetic gases. However, general anesthetics can be mask (gas) inductions and certainly general anesthetics can be maintained with IV agents. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy local: This is not impossible. As an anesthesiologist I have provided care with this under local - I doubt that you will find anyone in the USA willing to do this due to the high litigation environment and the over regulation by the government and then local regulation and then hospital policies. ...Read more
See below: Probably the general anesthetic would be more expensive, but it depends on where it is done. In an operating room you would also be paying the hospital charges for the or, as well as the nurses. The cost of the actual anesthetic would be on top of this. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How is local anesthesia given? I'm having a bunion removed and i will be under local anesthesia, is there going to be a tube down my throat?
If anesthesia gas is: used, whether it is vapor (started with ether, now - sevoflurane or isoflurane) or actual gas ("laughing gas" nitrous oxide or xenone) to induce and maintain state of unconsciousness and insensibility to pain by breathing it in and out, it is called inhalational anesthesia. In pure form it is primarily used for short procedures in kids, in adults usu. as a component of balanced general anesthesia ...Read more
I need to know what is better general anaesthesia or a local anaesthesia for a surgery on my knee?
Depends: All depends on type of surgery, your health, surgeons preferences , anesthesiologist preferences, facility traditions, etc. ...Read more
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
Very Few Know: With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep. Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't want general or spinal anesthesia for a ureteroscopy that is going to be upcoming what types of local anesthesia's are availible?
Can a brachioplasty be done with a local anesthesia? Is it necessary to have general anesthesia for brachioplasty, or can I have it done with a local?
I'm having a d&c done under general anesthesia. How long would i be under if the procedure seems to be a quick one. I'm afriaid of general anesthesia.
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