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What type of anesthesia is usually given for a ganglion cyst removal?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on site
This can depend on the site and the surgeon's preference.
In the lower limb many times this can be done under local anesthesia with sedation. Talk to your surgeon about specifics and any concerns you have preoperatively.

In brief: Depends on site
This can depend on the site and the surgeon's preference.
In the lower limb many times this can be done under local anesthesia with sedation. Talk to your surgeon about specifics and any concerns you have preoperatively.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Local and sedation
Many ganglion cysts are found on the inner part of the wrist.
Most of the time, they can be removed under local anesthesia (numbing medicine given by the surgeon) with some sedation given by the anesthesiologist to help you relax and help with any other discomfort. This is a minor procedure that can usually be done on an outpatient basis so that you can go home the same day.

In brief: Local and sedation
Many ganglion cysts are found on the inner part of the wrist.
Most of the time, they can be removed under local anesthesia (numbing medicine given by the surgeon) with some sedation given by the anesthesiologist to help you relax and help with any other discomfort. This is a minor procedure that can usually be done on an outpatient basis so that you can go home the same day.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
Frequently this is a surgeon choice.
The procedure can be done under local with sedation, a regional anesthetic with sedation, or a general anesthetic. Talk to your surgeon to discuss the management of this case.

In brief: Varies
Frequently this is a surgeon choice.
The procedure can be done under local with sedation, a regional anesthetic with sedation, or a general anesthetic. Talk to your surgeon to discuss the management of this case.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
I usually do local with sedation or Bier block.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Bier block
Most of my patients get a bier block.
That is where a tourniquet is place on the arm and then after squeezing the blood out of your arm, the vascular system in the arm, is filled with Lidocaine and the arm goes numb.

In brief: Bier block
Most of my patients get a bier block.
That is where a tourniquet is place on the arm and then after squeezing the blood out of your arm, the vascular system in the arm, is filled with Lidocaine and the arm goes numb.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Local or general
It could be done under general anesthesia, direct local injection at the site or blocking the nerves at the axilla.
All are safe and painless.

In brief: Local or general
It could be done under general anesthesia, direct local injection at the site or blocking the nerves at the axilla.
All are safe and painless.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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