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Can cerclage be performed under regional anesthesia?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Best option
Regional anesthesia (spinal)is the good option and frequently used during cerclage.
Very little medication is used, which will unlikely to affect a baby. If appropriate dose is used recovery from spinal anesthesia can be quick.

In brief: Best option
Regional anesthesia (spinal)is the good option and frequently used during cerclage.
Very little medication is used, which will unlikely to affect a baby. If appropriate dose is used recovery from spinal anesthesia can be quick.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
Cerclage is a procedure for suturing the cervix closed to support it and help prevent premature delivery.
Often it is done under spinal anesthesia, as this regional technique uses only a very small amount of local anesthesia and is very safe for the developing baby.

In brief: Yes!
Cerclage is a procedure for suturing the cervix closed to support it and help prevent premature delivery.
Often it is done under spinal anesthesia, as this regional technique uses only a very small amount of local anesthesia and is very safe for the developing baby.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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In brief: Yes
Yes it can. At my institution, it is the preferred method because it minimizes the exposure of the fetus to drugs circulating in the mother's blood stream.

In brief: Yes
Yes it can. At my institution, it is the preferred method because it minimizes the exposure of the fetus to drugs circulating in the mother's blood stream.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Yes
This is an excellent anesthetic for this procedure.
Talk to your anesthesiologist before the case.

In brief: Yes
This is an excellent anesthetic for this procedure.
Talk to your anesthesiologist before the case.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
In brief: Yes
Spinal is a good choice for this procedure.

In brief: Yes
Spinal is a good choice for this procedure.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
In brief: Yes
General anesthesia would actually be an overkill.

In brief: Yes
General anesthesia would actually be an overkill.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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