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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

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 more

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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


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What is in 5% lidocaine used for Transnasal endoscopy? Is it the same as what dentists use? Can people with heart issues have 5%lidocaine?

What is in 5% lidocaine used for Transnasal endoscopy? Is it the same as what dentists use? Can people with heart issues have 5%lidocaine?

Similar: Lidocaine 5% that you are referring to is similar in class to Novacaine that most dentists use. It is used for local numbness and anesthesia. Heart patients, when used for local numbing procedures, can tolerate this medication without any problems. Always check with your Treating Dr. and let any/every Doctor know your full medical history before getting any meds. best wishes. ...Read more

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Is sedation always used for an endoscopy for an adult? If so, which drug is used? What are the risks with the sedation?

Is sedation always used for an endoscopy for an adult? If so, which drug is used? What are the risks with the sedation?

Conscious sedation: during endoscopy the doctor usually uses a combination of drugs which can vary depending on the doctor's preference. One of the meds the use is versed. The main side effect of conscious sedation is respiratory depression so they monitor your oxygen levels as well as other vital signs throughout the procedure. Ask your doctor for the specific meds he uses as well as side effects. ...Read more

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Can rifampicin/rifaldin be used to do chemical synovectomy in a patient having hemophilia arthropathy? Is it a safe procedure?

Can rifampicin/rifaldin be used to do chemical synovectomy in a patient having hemophilia arthropathy? Is it a safe procedure?

Too many unknowns. : There are too many unknowns for this type of treatment to be seeking advice on this forum. Please seek the help of a physician asap. ...Read more

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Recently septoplasty operation been performed.. In it local anesthesia used! what does that mean? Was is mistake use local instead of general

Recently septoplasty operation been performed.. In it local anesthesia used! what does that mean? Was is mistake use local instead of general

Septoplasyt : No , the ENT specialties often use after or during septoplasyt to 1- decrease the bleeding during surgery ( when it's combined with Epinephrine ) and 2- decrease postop pain ... ...Read more

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Wondering what drug is used by the surgical technologist during surgery?

Wondering what drug is used by the surgical technologist during surgery?

No drug with MD okay: All drugs administered during surgery must be ordered by a physician, either the anesthesiologist or the surgeon. Surgical technologists are generally assistants in the or acting as scrub nurses or surgical assistants, depending on the institutional definition. Neither give drugs per se. If you have specific instances, you need to provide more details. ...Read more

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Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? generally use local or general anasthethic?

Is there any contraindications anesthetic drug for patients with sleep apnea? I plan to do AF Ablation? generally use local or general anasthethic?

There are no : Contraindicated medications during a procedure with sleep apnea, you will be well monitored airway easily managed, it depends more on the depth of sedation. The problem is when you are medicated and you are alone ...Read more

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What type of anesthetic should not be used when a patient is taking niphidipine medication ??

What type of anesthetic should not be used when a patient is taking niphidipine medication   ??

Hi Mike!: Many different pharmaceuticals are used in anesthesia & it would take a book to answer this seemingly simple question. Your anesthesiologist knows which ones s'he uses and can avoid those that might interact with calcium channel blockers like nifedipine. So as long as s'he knows that you're taking nifedipine (and which form) and you take the last dose when advised, you'll be okay. ...Read more

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What type of anesthesia is typically used for knee surgery? Will I be awake?

What type of anesthesia is typically used for knee surgery? Will I be awake?

Several options: Knee arthroscopy can sometimes be done under local anesthesia with sedation. Often, major operations such as knee or hip replacements are done under spinal or epidural anesthesia. Usually, the patient is given sedation in order to nap comfortably during the surgery. General anesthesia is always an option. The anesthesiologist will discuss all the choices before surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of anesthesia is used for a patient undergoing esophageal surgery?

General Anesthesia: Any surgery on the esophagus is done with some form of general anesthesia. This may be supplemented by the use of a thoracic epidural to assist you with postoperative pain control. Your anesthesiologist will be available to answer any specific questions before your surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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A prescription, such as Zofran, (ondansetron) is commonly used for chemo and post surgical operations. Are they for use by the general population most times?

A prescription, such as Zofran, (ondansetron) is commonly used  for chemo and post surgical operations. Are they for use by the general population most times?

Zofran (ondansetron): Zofran (ondansetron) is a popular medication for nausea, by prescription, used for a variety of conditions. For me as a doctor, it is my #1 nausea medication, especially the orally dissolving tablet (ODT). ...Read more

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Is chin augmentation always done under general anesthesia? I'm afraid of having general anesthesia. Is chin augmentation always done with a general, or can it be done with sedation and a local? .

Is chin augmentation always done under general anesthesia? I'm afraid of having general anesthesia. Is chin augmentation always done with a general, or can it be done with sedation and a local?

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Chin Aug Anesthesia: Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure typically done in the plastic surgeon’s office or in a surgery center. It is usually done under local anesthesia with oral sedation or intravenous sedation, but can be done under general anesthesia if requested. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/face/chin-augmentation/. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to a cordocentesis procedure? How does the procedure work?

Are there any side effects to a cordocentesis procedure?  How does the procedure work?

Cordocentesis carrie: Miscarriage. Cordocentesis carries about a 2 in 100 risk of miscarriage. Bleeding. .Slowing of the baby's heart rate..Infection.Uterine infection. ...Read more

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Is the medicine used in IV Sedation same as General Anesthesia. Can you please explain the differences between these 2 procedures.

Is the medicine used in IV Sedation same as General Anesthesia. Can you please explain the differences between these 2 procedures.

See below: Moderate Sedation/ Analgesia ("Conscious Sedation") A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands. General Anesthesia A drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients are not arousable, even by painful stimulation. ...Read more

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What gas is usually used with IV general anethesia?

What gas is usually used with IV general anethesia?

There are choices: General anesthesia simply means that a patient is completely unconscious. This can be done just with IV medications and no gas. Commonly, some gas is used. In the US it is usually either sevoflurane or desflurane, and sometimes nitrous oxide is used in addition. ...Read more

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Views on using Exparel as pain control for a total knee replacement? Will not be using general anesticia. epedural and propofol during procedure.

Views on using Exparel as pain control for a total knee replacement? Will not be using general anesticia. epedural and propofol during procedure.

It can help: Exparel can give you up to 30 hours relief after your knee replacement surgery. It will not help prior or during your procedure. It is indicated for a bunionectomy or hemorrhectomy but a total knee replacement is quite extensive. You may need something added to it. ...Read more

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I will be having a venous ablation procedure for severe venous reflux. Is there untenable risk having both legs done during the same procedure? Surgeon is willing but I'm feeling wary learning this is less commonly done.

I will be having a venous ablation procedure for severe venous reflux. Is there untenable risk having both legs done during the same procedure? Surgeon is willing but I'm feeling wary learning this is less commonly done.

Vascular surgeon: It is common practice to perform this procedure on both legs at the same sitting. If you're seeing a skilled vascular surgeon with experience in this procedure, I would take his/her advice. ...Read more

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Is it a standard practice to use ketamine in anesthesia for orthopedic surgery. I had some severe responses to anesthesia and it was used.

Is it a standard practice to use ketamine in anesthesia for orthopedic surgery. I had some severe responses to anesthesia and it was used.

Not necessarily: If a patient has had any problem with a medication , there is no way that the anesthesiology will use it again . There are many alternatives when surgery is needed. ...Read more

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