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What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For Colonoscopy
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Proofol: Is probably the best, it wears completely off in very short time. Benzodiazepines and narcotics, even short-acting, have a residual effect making you drowsy and possibly sick for the rest of the day. Propofol is an antiemetic. But Propofol requires constant monitoring and special skills to administer to be as safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Sometime the dentist will have sedation with oral meds or even nitrous oxide (laughing gas,) that lightly puts you into relaxed state, but will not put you out completely, with supported breathing, etc. In the hospital and many oral surgery offices, they may use different types of IV sedation that put you asleep with assisted breathing. Ask a lot of questions ...Read more
Novocaine: There is just one kind of novocaine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
General or regional: Shoulder arthroscopy may be done under general anesthesia, meaning that you would be completely asleep. It can also be done with nerve block (interscalene), where local anesthesia numbs the shoulder and sedation is given to help the patient relax and doze off during the procedure. Both are safe in experienced hands, but have different risks and benefits. Discuss with your anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: The goal of a labor epidural is to provide pain relief for childbirth without slowing labor or causing ill effects. To accomplish this, it has been found that a combination of medications given in the labor epidural work best. This allows the least amount of each medication to be given. Typically labor epidurals contain a dilute solution of local anesthetic (ropivicaine) and an opiate (fentanyl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options exist: Depends on which part of the body needs to be amputated. For a toe amp, local anes w/ sedation may be adequate. Spinal or epidural anesthesia may be used for leg operations. If inadequate circulation of blood to the leg is the problem, and blood thinners are being used, then spinal or epidural can't be used because of risk of bleeding. General anesthesia is always possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? gas or a drug or something else?
Avoid confusion: If we answer - even w/ good reason to believe what we say - and the service you use has another policy, you'll be unnecessarily confused and therefore..... The best thing is to ask them what they usually do and if they allow options. Also, use that opportunity to ask any other ?'s you have. Good luck! ...Read more
Bariatric surgery: Answering that question requires getting your full medical history and can take a while to figure out. Some patients take days, weeks, or months to decide between having a lap band, gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy. You'll need to see an experienced bariatric surgeon for a consultation to help you with that answer. I go through this everyday with new patients, but can't give a short answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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