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What type of anaesthia does a scar revision surgery for an appendectomy scar require? Local or general?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Local if cooperative

If the idea of having the revision perfromed under local sounds ok to you, it will probably be ok with your surgeon too.
If you don't like the idea, or can't sit still, then general anesthesia can be used.

In brief: Local if cooperative

If the idea of having the revision perfromed under local sounds ok to you, it will probably be ok with your surgeon too.
If you don't like the idea, or can't sit still, then general anesthesia can be used.
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Dr. Payman Danielpour
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Local

Throughout the years of doing scar revision i believe that the patient is most comfortable using sedation with oral medications and local medications to revise scar.

In brief: Local

Throughout the years of doing scar revision i believe that the patient is most comfortable using sedation with oral medications and local medications to revise scar.
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Dr. David Shifrin
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on You

If your pain and anxiety threshold are manageable with some coaching and local numbing medication, a simple appendectomy scar revision is doable in the office.
If your highly anxious about the procedure, you may be better served with IV sedation by an anesthesiologist.

In brief: Depends on You

If your pain and anxiety threshold are manageable with some coaching and local numbing medication, a simple appendectomy scar revision is doable in the office.
If your highly anxious about the procedure, you may be better served with IV sedation by an anesthesiologist.
Dr. David Shifrin
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends, but...

Most scar revisions can be carried out with local anesthesia, sometimes in the office (rather than an operating room), but it depends on the size and nature of the scar as well as the personal preference of the surgeon and patient.

In brief: Depends, but...

Most scar revisions can be carried out with local anesthesia, sometimes in the office (rather than an operating room), but it depends on the size and nature of the scar as well as the personal preference of the surgeon and patient.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: Choices

This scar revision is elective, so every detail is discussed and there are several choices.
There are risks and benefits of both anesthetic choices, so discuss with your surgeon and anesthesia provider to decide what is best for you..

In brief: Choices

This scar revision is elective, so every detail is discussed and there are several choices.
There are risks and benefits of both anesthetic choices, so discuss with your surgeon and anesthesia provider to decide what is best for you..
Dr. Tracy Berg
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