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What will the anesthesiologist do to put me to sleep in the or?

What will the anesthesiologist do to put me to sleep in the or?

General anesthesia: You may be given a bit of anti-anxiety medication in preop area, then taken to or. There you will breathe oxygen deeply through a mask to wash out regular air. Monitors are placed to watch heart and lung function. When ready, you will receive anesthetic through IV and be asleep within 10 seconds. Our goal is then to keep you safe and comfortable through your surgery and recovery room stay. ...Read more

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Can you be put to sleep for a hysterscopy?

Can you be put to sleep for a hysterscopy?

Yes: It can be done in the operating room with you asleep. Some doctors do it in the office but you usually have a choice. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can a teen be put to sleep for chalazion removal ?

Can a teen be put to sleep for chalazion removal ?

Chalazion: You can be put to sleep but since this is minor surgery you are better off if you have it done under local. ...Read more

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Are you totally put to sleep to have a colonoscopy?

Are you totally put to sleep to have a colonoscopy?

Depends: It depends on the type of anesthesia you are given. Some places use fentanyl plus versed, which takes a little longer to take effect, and you may have minimal discomfort during procedure. With Propofol which is given routinely in most places, you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

How does it feel to be put to sleep under general anethesia?

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 more

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Is it normal for you to be put to sleep during a colonoscopy?

Yes: Most medical providers who perform a colonoscopy will provide or have another provider such as a nurse or anesthesiologist, who is in the room, provide sedation. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

What exactly does it feel like to be put to sleep for surgery?

Had it only once...: It was very relaxing and I have no further recollection. Neither will you! ...Read more

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Do I have to be put to sleep for a crown lengthening procedure?

Do I have to be put to sleep for a crown lengthening procedure?

No: Crown lengthening is a surgical change of the gum and bone around a tooth. If you are anxious, you can request sedation but most of the time, general sedation (or going to sleep) is not required for doing the procedure. Discuss with your dentist your comfort zone and decide together what is best for your situations. ...Read more

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