23 doctors weighed in:
Instead of useing anesthesia for surgery is there any other options?
23 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
11 doctors agree
In brief: What kind of surgery
Types of anesthesia are local light sedation by rn; deep sedation, nerve blocks, spinal, caudal , epidural and general all by anesthesia providers.
None of these is always the safest and each one may be the safest for you depending on your medical condition and type of surgery. I would not use any other things like hypnosis or acupuncture for any surgery.

In brief: What kind of surgery
Types of anesthesia are local light sedation by rn; deep sedation, nerve blocks, spinal, caudal , epidural and general all by anesthesia providers.
None of these is always the safest and each one may be the safest for you depending on your medical condition and type of surgery. I would not use any other things like hypnosis or acupuncture for any surgery.
Dr. David Edsall
Dr. David Edsall
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
6 doctors agree
In brief: No
In general it depends of the surgery.
There is local anesthetic (think getting stitches or a tooth pulled) IV sedation (colonoscopy) regional anesthesia (epidural) or general anesthesia. There is always the option of no anesthesia, but for many procedures that is not an option.

In brief: No
In general it depends of the surgery.
There is local anesthetic (think getting stitches or a tooth pulled) IV sedation (colonoscopy) regional anesthesia (epidural) or general anesthesia. There is always the option of no anesthesia, but for many procedures that is not an option.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on surgery.
We cannot answer this question without knowing what operation is planned.
There are many different anesthesia options including local anesthesia, twilight (sedation), nerve blocks, spirals, epidurals, or general anesthesia.

In brief: Depends on surgery.
We cannot answer this question without knowing what operation is planned.
There are many different anesthesia options including local anesthesia, twilight (sedation), nerve blocks, spirals, epidurals, or general anesthesia.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Local or regional
I assume you mean general anesthesia - its always a good idea when having surgery to go with local or regional anesthesia if at all possible.
Local or regional today is very safe and reduces the risks and possible side effects of general anesthesia.

In brief: Local or regional
I assume you mean general anesthesia - its always a good idea when having surgery to go with local or regional anesthesia if at all possible.
Local or regional today is very safe and reduces the risks and possible side effects of general anesthesia.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: Talk to MD
There are some operations that are done without anesthesia, but i need to know which ones you are talking about before i can be of much help.

In brief: Talk to MD
There are some operations that are done without anesthesia, but i need to know which ones you are talking about before i can be of much help.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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In brief: Yes
It depends on the kind of procedure, many kinds of anesthesia and some people have used acupuncture in some minor cases.

In brief: Yes
It depends on the kind of procedure, many kinds of anesthesia and some people have used acupuncture in some minor cases.
Dr. F. Enrique Alvarez
Dr. F. Enrique Alvarez
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