10 doctors weighed in:
Can an epidural anesthesia be used for hysterectomy?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matthew Kellems
Anesthesiology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
An epidural could possibly be used for an open abdominal hysterectomy.
If the procedure is laparoscopic, using an epidural would be very difficult.

In brief: Yes
An epidural could possibly be used for an open abdominal hysterectomy.
If the procedure is laparoscopic, using an epidural would be very difficult.
Dr. Matthew Kellems
Dr. Matthew Kellems
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
This technique will be supplemented by IV sedation during the procedure.
The only time that this would not work is if the surgeon is going to do a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Hope that this helps.

In brief: Yes
This technique will be supplemented by IV sedation during the procedure.
The only time that this would not work is if the surgeon is going to do a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Hope that this helps.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes, with caution
It is an option, however both lavh and davinci surgeries require absolute non-movement for surgical precision.
Moreover, you would be awake and able to hear everything going on in the surgical suite.

In brief: Yes, with caution
It is an option, however both lavh and davinci surgeries require absolute non-movement for surgical precision.
Moreover, you would be awake and able to hear everything going on in the surgical suite.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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