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What kind of IV access (regular, picc, midline?) is typically used for abdominal anterior resection surgery?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: IV access

If you are relatively healthy and do not require central line, the most is needed peripheral IV access.
Your anesthesiologist knows the surgeon, his skills and potential for blood loss, ( which is unlikely). Anesthesiologist will make decision what kind of access he/she needs. When the patient is asleep he can start second IV if nessasary.

In brief: IV access

If you are relatively healthy and do not require central line, the most is needed peripheral IV access.
Your anesthesiologist knows the surgeon, his skills and potential for blood loss, ( which is unlikely). Anesthesiologist will make decision what kind of access he/she needs. When the patient is asleep he can start second IV if nessasary.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology

In brief: Large Bore IV

Requirements vary based upon patient age, general physical condition, reasons for the surgery, and coexisting medical problems.
In an otherwise healthy individual, one (or two) large bore (18-16g) ivs should be sufficient to maintain blood and organ perfusion pressures. Many surgeons prefer central line placements pre or intra-operatively, anticipating blood loss or need for antibiotics postop.

In brief: Large Bore IV

Requirements vary based upon patient age, general physical condition, reasons for the surgery, and coexisting medical problems.
In an otherwise healthy individual, one (or two) large bore (18-16g) ivs should be sufficient to maintain blood and organ perfusion pressures. Many surgeons prefer central line placements pre or intra-operatively, anticipating blood loss or need for antibiotics postop.
Dr. James Henning
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