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Can i get general anesthesia for epiphora surgery? I need to have surgery for epiphora, where the doctor will put a tube in to stop my eyes watering all the time. Can this be done under general anesthesia? The idea of being awake for this procedure frigh

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

They will either use general anesthesia or deep sedation.

In brief: Yes

They will either use general anesthesia or deep sedation.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology

In brief: Request

Your request can be accommodated , but your anesthesiologist can make you comfortable with sedation.
Discuss with your anesthesia provider.

In brief: Request

Your request can be accommodated , but your anesthesiologist can make you comfortable with sedation.
Discuss with your anesthesia provider.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. Amer Alame
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: The

The question is not "if you can get general anesthesia".
.. You can get general anesthesia for anything even removing a small mole on your skin you can get general anesthesia... But the main issue is that general anesthesia is more risky for you than sedation. It is best to discuss your fear and issues with the surgeon doing your procedure. Good luck.

In brief: The

The question is not "if you can get general anesthesia".
.. You can get general anesthesia for anything even removing a small mole on your skin you can get general anesthesia... But the main issue is that general anesthesia is more risky for you than sedation. It is best to discuss your fear and issues with the surgeon doing your procedure. Good luck.
Dr. Amer Alame
Dr. Amer Alame
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Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology

In brief: Don't usually need i

Ask your doctor for a sedative.
Local anesthesia is really really good on the eyes general anesthesia is really not required.

In brief: Don't usually need i

Ask your doctor for a sedative.
Local anesthesia is really really good on the eyes general anesthesia is really not required.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Dr. Rita Agarwal
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