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Does anyone know a doctor that will do a hysterectomy under regional anesthesia?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Talk to MD

Patient preferences are always taken into account when planning an anesthetic.
If, however, the surgeon is going to use a laparoscopic technique a regional anesthetic will not be sufficient.

In brief: Talk to MD

Patient preferences are always taken into account when planning an anesthetic.
If, however, the surgeon is going to use a laparoscopic technique a regional anesthetic will not be sufficient.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hysterectomy regiona

Yes there should be many anesthesiologists that can easily do this under epidural or spinal anesthesia - the rel issue is will your ob/gyn be receptive to this method of anesthesia.

In brief: Hysterectomy regiona

Yes there should be many anesthesiologists that can easily do this under epidural or spinal anesthesia - the rel issue is will your ob/gyn be receptive to this method of anesthesia.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should be available

If it is a virginal hysterectomy or open then a spinal or epidural could be performed very mush like in a c section.
However if it is going to be laparoscopic the surgeon has to inflate your belly with co2 to see clearly and the distension of your abdomen causes shoulder discomfort so regional is difficult in that situation. If you need to convert to general its normally no problem

In brief: Should be available

If it is a virginal hysterectomy or open then a spinal or epidural could be performed very mush like in a c section.
However if it is going to be laparoscopic the surgeon has to inflate your belly with co2 to see clearly and the distension of your abdomen causes shoulder discomfort so regional is difficult in that situation. If you need to convert to general its normally no problem
Dr. Glenn Messina
Dr. Glenn Messina
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology

In brief: Most prefer general

But they can be done with regional. Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Most prefer general

But they can be done with regional. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Sure

It depends on what type of hysterectomy you need (note i said need not want).
A vaginal hysterectomy is easily done under a spinal. An abdominal hysterectomy can also be done under a spinal block. If it needs to be done laproscopicly...It really can not be done without general anesthesia without significant discomfort.

In brief: Sure

It depends on what type of hysterectomy you need (note i said need not want).
A vaginal hysterectomy is easily done under a spinal. An abdominal hysterectomy can also be done under a spinal block. If it needs to be done laproscopicly...It really can not be done without general anesthesia without significant discomfort.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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