Is arthoscopic shoulder surgery general anethesia usually given through an IV or inhaled?

It will be. Iv initially to put you to sleep but then inhaled to keep you asleep.
May be both. You may also have a regional anesthesia (nerve block) to provide extra pain relief the first day or so.

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Is nitric oxiode given with IV general anethesia for arthoscopic shoulder surgery?

Nitrous oxide? Nitric oxide is not an anesthetic, though sometimes it is used during surgery to lower blood pressure in the lungs. Nitrous oxide is a weak anesthetic gas, and could be used. Often shoulder surgery is done under nerve block with sedation. If general anesthesia is planned, this could be done with IV medications only or with a gas such as sevoflurane or Desflurane that is inhaled. Read more...
Get Ur chemistry- -book out. Nitric oxide is extremely poisonous. It is a cause of death in farmers called "silo fillers disease ". Fresh silage produces nitric oxide & if the silo is entered it leads 2 instant death. Many R fooled ad it is heavier than air & layers out on top of the silage. Unwittingly the farmer assumes it's save, drops down to the top of the pile, & 1 breath =death. Google silo fillers disease. Read more...

My boyfriend doesn't want any general anethesia for his arthoscopic shoulder surgery. What is another alternative for this?

Talk to his doctor. The choice of anesthesia depends on several factors. Shoulder surgery may be done under a block with sedation or under general anesthesia. The surgeon may have a preference depending on the length of the planned surgery. Your friend should talk to his surgeon and to the physician anesthesiologist about the choices so he can make an informed decision. Get the facts first, then decide. Read more...
IV conscious. sedation combined with local anesthetic. Conscious sedation is a combination of relaxation drugs to help you relax and to block pain. Hence you are relaxed and pain free. Also post operative amnesia is a collateral benefit. Very safe and easy to monitor. Hope it helps.. Read more...
A regional. anesthetic called an interscalene with sedation can be used. Read more...
Regional. Regional anesthesia is an option, pending anesthesiologist review , ability, comfort and institution traditions. . Read more...