If someone is diabetic and needs a toe amputation due to gangrene, is the doctor suppose to use general anesthesia?
Not neccesarilyNot. If the patient suffers from neuropathy, they may not require any anesthesia. Local anesthesia could be sufficient as well. General is certainly not mandatory.
Not necessarily. This operation can be done with a regional anesthetic. Talk to your anesthesiologist and find out what is best for that patient.
Not always. Anesthesia it determined in part by the patients health and by choice of the surgeon and anesthesia department to determine what isbest.
Not necessarily. Often, the foot of a diabetic patient has very little sensation. The anesthesiologist will evaluate the patient to see how much pain medication will be required. Sometimes, the surgeon can simply inject some local anesthesia into the foot or around the ankle, and the anesthesiologist can give some medication to help the patient relax and relieve pain. General anesthesia is usually not needed.
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Yes. However, if the patient is neuropathic then not always necessary. Even then, usually given. Don't want to risk patient feeling anything. Read more...