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Do they sometimes give more than one anesthetic for arm surgery?
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Sometimes yes
It depends on the surgery and on other factors including the health of the patient.
Sometimes general anesthesia is used. Sometimes a nerve block may be given, along with sedation to allow the patient to relax and nap during the procedure. Talk with the anesthesiologist before the surgery to determine which type of anesthetics will be best for your situation.

In brief: Sometimes yes
It depends on the surgery and on other factors including the health of the patient.
Sometimes general anesthesia is used. Sometimes a nerve block may be given, along with sedation to allow the patient to relax and nap during the procedure. Talk with the anesthesiologist before the surgery to determine which type of anesthetics will be best for your situation.
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