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Just curious about anesthesia. I have to have sinus surgery and I want a rhinoplasty also will I be ok being put to sleep?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Usually is very safe

General anesthesia - being totally asleep- is commonly used for nose and sinus surgery.
This is usually administered by a qualified anesthesiologist or anesthetist. You may have some throat irritation from the breathing tube but the risks are very low if you are in good health.

In brief: Usually is very safe

General anesthesia - being totally asleep- is commonly used for nose and sinus surgery.
This is usually administered by a qualified anesthesiologist or anesthetist. You may have some throat irritation from the breathing tube but the risks are very low if you are in good health.
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Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Anesthesia

Anesthesia is very safe these days but ask your pcp if you have any risk factors.
They may order some tests before anesthesia if there are any concerns.

In brief: Anesthesia

Anesthesia is very safe these days but ask your pcp if you have any risk factors.
They may order some tests before anesthesia if there are any concerns.
Dr. John McMahan
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Comorbidities

Your anesthesia risk will depend on your comorbid conditions and past medical history, the procedure you will be undergoing, and your general well-being.

In brief: Comorbidities

Your anesthesia risk will depend on your comorbid conditions and past medical history, the procedure you will be undergoing, and your general well-being.
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Dr. Munir Merchant
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anesthesia

With the monitoring system used in anesthesia.
general anesthesia is generally considered safe. Like any risk factors from your procedure, there are some possible risks from general anesthesia depending on your health history. The anesthesia provider generally discusses these with you preoperatively.

In brief: Anesthesia

With the monitoring system used in anesthesia.
general anesthesia is generally considered safe. Like any risk factors from your procedure, there are some possible risks from general anesthesia depending on your health history. The anesthesia provider generally discusses these with you preoperatively.
Dr. Munir Merchant
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Dr. Nima Shemirani
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rhinoplasty sinuses

Dear kshore, it should be fine.
If the procedures are relatively short and your surgeon is comfortable, anesthesia will be safe. Best, nima shemirani.

In brief: Rhinoplasty sinuses

Dear kshore, it should be fine.
If the procedures are relatively short and your surgeon is comfortable, anesthesia will be safe. Best, nima shemirani.
Dr. Nima Shemirani
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, the combination of sinus surgery and rhinoplasty under general anesthesia is safe and common.

In brief: Yes

Yes, the combination of sinus surgery and rhinoplasty under general anesthesia is safe and common.
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

In all likelihood you will go to sleep for this operation.
This is very safe with todays anesthetics. Talk to you anesthesiologist if you have any questions about the procedure.

In brief: See below

In all likelihood you will go to sleep for this operation.
This is very safe with todays anesthetics. Talk to you anesthesiologist if you have any questions about the procedure.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Mark Checcone
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A common safe combo

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (fess) and rhinoplasty are both commonly performed under general anesthesia.
If you are undergoing a fess, it is a good idea to have the rhinoplasty during the same general anesthetic to save yourself procedure and recovery time. It should be noted, if you're a candidate for balloon sinuplasty and minor rhinoplasty, local anesthesia in the office may be done.

In brief: A common safe combo

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (fess) and rhinoplasty are both commonly performed under general anesthesia.
If you are undergoing a fess, it is a good idea to have the rhinoplasty during the same general anesthetic to save yourself procedure and recovery time. It should be noted, if you're a candidate for balloon sinuplasty and minor rhinoplasty, local anesthesia in the office may be done.
Dr. Mark Checcone
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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually

Most patients will be safe to undergo general anesthesia for sinus surgery.
This of course depends on your medical problems. You can speak to your primary doctor, or contact an anesthesiologist for more information.

In brief: Usually

Most patients will be safe to undergo general anesthesia for sinus surgery.
This of course depends on your medical problems. You can speak to your primary doctor, or contact an anesthesiologist for more information.
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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