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Has anybody heard of thyroid biopsy with conscious sedation? What is the usual anesthesia used?
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In brief: Usually local
Thyroid biopsy is usually done with a small needle under ultrasound guidance under local anesthesia.
Unless you have anxiety disorder, sedation is usually unnecessary. It only takes a few minutes and complication is rare.

In brief: Usually local
Thyroid biopsy is usually done with a small needle under ultrasound guidance under local anesthesia.
Unless you have anxiety disorder, sedation is usually unnecessary. It only takes a few minutes and complication is rare.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Needle biopsy?
If this procedure is done as a simple needle biopsy then it can be done with conscious sedation.
If this is going to be an open surgical resection i believe the best treatment would be a general anesthetic. Please discuss this with your provider before the operation.

In brief: Needle biopsy?
If this procedure is done as a simple needle biopsy then it can be done with conscious sedation.
If this is going to be an open surgical resection i believe the best treatment would be a general anesthetic. Please discuss this with your provider before the operation.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
A biopsy of the thyroid could easily be done with IV sedation.

In brief: Yes
A biopsy of the thyroid could easily be done with IV sedation.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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