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Do I need an endotracheal tube anesthesia for a penis biopsy?
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
This procedure can be done with light sedation and local anesthesia .
Talk to your anesthesiologist about the operation before surgery.

In brief: No
This procedure can be done with light sedation and local anesthesia .
Talk to your anesthesiologist about the operation before surgery.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on situation
Probably not. Most biopsies can be done under local anesthesia (numbing medicine) injected near the site.
For patients who are extremely anxious, medications such as versed or Xanax (alprazolam) can be given in advance. Endotracheal tube anesthesia usually is only needed for more extensive surgery where muscle relaxation is needed.

In brief: Depends on situation
Probably not. Most biopsies can be done under local anesthesia (numbing medicine) injected near the site.
For patients who are extremely anxious, medications such as versed or Xanax (alprazolam) can be given in advance. Endotracheal tube anesthesia usually is only needed for more extensive surgery where muscle relaxation is needed.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Penis biposy
Absolutely not.
Depending on where the biopsy is going to be taken from - you may be able to have this done under local anesthetic with some mild relaxing agent. If you are phobic of sounds and the or then you may need a deeper anesthetic.

In brief: Penis biposy
Absolutely not.
Depending on where the biopsy is going to be taken from - you may be able to have this done under local anesthetic with some mild relaxing agent. If you are phobic of sounds and the or then you may need a deeper anesthetic.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends
This will depend on the anticipated length of the surgery and the skill and preference of the person who does your anesthesia.

In brief: Depends
This will depend on the anticipated length of the surgery and the skill and preference of the person who does your anesthesia.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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