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Is general anaesthesia a good idea for a 93-year old having moles removed?
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Probably not
As we get older we become more and more sensitive to medications.
The geriatric population has to be treated very carefully by the anesthesiologist. It would be safer to do this procedure under a light sedation anesthesia instead of a full general anesthetic. If the moles are located in hard to reach areas, middle of back and so forth, then the anesthetic plan might have to be modified.

In brief: Probably not
As we get older we become more and more sensitive to medications.
The geriatric population has to be treated very carefully by the anesthesiologist. It would be safer to do this procedure under a light sedation anesthesia instead of a full general anesthetic. If the moles are located in hard to reach areas, middle of back and so forth, then the anesthetic plan might have to be modified.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Edwin Perez
Pain Management
In brief: Anesthesia
Moles can be removed under local.
Insurance probably won't even pay for general anesthesia as it sounds excessive unless da mole is size of ellis island!

In brief: Anesthesia
Moles can be removed under local.
Insurance probably won't even pay for general anesthesia as it sounds excessive unless da mole is size of ellis island!
Dr. Edwin Perez
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Dr. Daniel Konold
Family Medicine
In brief: Not really
Unless the disease is life threatening, i would not recommend surgery on any 93 year old.

In brief: Not really
Unless the disease is life threatening, i would not recommend surgery on any 93 year old.
Dr. Daniel Konold
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