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What Modifier Is Not Used With Anesthesia 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
How painful are catheter procedures? The idea of someone poking a long tube through a body sounds at least mildly uncomfortable. Is there anesthesia used on the patient?
Diagnostic : Diagnostic catheter procedures are mildly painful only twice: when local anesthetic is injected at the puncture site and when, after the procedure, pressure is applied at the puncture site to prevent any bleeding. During the procedure, you should feel little or nothing. If you think about this, it makes sense: you can't feel blood moving though your vessels (other than the pulse it creates), so you shouldn't feel the catheter in your vessel either. If there is an intervention during the catheter study, like a balloon angioplasty, stent placement, or biopsy, you may feel that and it might be briefly uncomfortable. Patients undergoing catheter studies are almost always given sedation to help them remain comfortable. I've written a health guide on this site which discusses conscious sedation in detail; a link to that guide is attached to this answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm allergic to lidocaine & epinephrine used for dental & dermatology procedures & need to know what local anesthesia is ok for sensitive persons.
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 2 more doctor answers
Risk vs benefit: Everybody has a different pain tolerance. Some people are too sick to receive much sedation. Keep in mind that sedation during procedures requires special training and increased risk from meds and added cost. Local numbing anesthesia alone is often the safest, cost-effective technique. If you feel that you need more, you can request to be scheduled. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 3 cavities, which they told me i may not need anesthesia for 2 of the 3. Is this a normal procedure cuz i thought it was always used?
Is the procedure for permanent makeup painful? How painful is the permanent makeup procedure, and is anesthesia used?
Sedation only: Permanent make up, such as eyeliner, is functionally a tattoo. It can be painful, but not as much as an operation. Most locations that do this do not require a general anesthetic for the procedure. The use of sedation is usually sufficient for your satisfaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Having oral surgery this wk & now concerned about the anesthesia that will be administered for the procedure. What would most likely be used?
This varies a bit: From clinician to clinician - but common agents used in combination in my day to day practice of anesthesia include - propofol, brevital, nubain, fentanyl, remifentanil, versed, ketamine, & ihalation agent such as nitrous oxide & sevoflurane. A combination of medications allows for the use of smaller doses of each (compliment each other). Lower doses reduces potential negative effects of each. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of anesthesia will I have for chin liposuction? I'm thinking about getting chin liposuction, but i'm not very good with medical procedures. Will i be asleep during it?
I'm having a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy next week and being put to sleep. How safe are the procedures? I've never had anesthesia
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