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Can I get conscious sedation as an alternative to general anesthesia?

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Dr. David Abramson
Anesthesiology
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In brief: It depends...

A lot can be achieved with local anesthesia (numbing) and "conscious" sedation (where, in theory, the patient is able to respond, but may not remember the events).
The requirements are a motivated patient and a proceduralist comfortable doing the intervention under those circumstances.

In brief: It depends...

A lot can be achieved with local anesthesia (numbing) and "conscious" sedation (where, in theory, the patient is able to respond, but may not remember the events).
The requirements are a motivated patient and a proceduralist comfortable doing the intervention under those circumstances.
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