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Is there something they will give me for anxiety before my pelvic laparoscopy?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sure

There is no reason to have to suffer through great anxiety prior to surgery.
It is common that anesthesiologists will give you a benzodiazepine (valium or similar) to relax you if you are excessively anxious prior to surgery.

In brief: Sure

There is no reason to have to suffer through great anxiety prior to surgery.
It is common that anesthesiologists will give you a benzodiazepine (valium or similar) to relax you if you are excessively anxious prior to surgery.
Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Care post nerve rx

In all likelihood this may require general and/or IV sedation in which case you will probably be given anxiolytics via your IV immediately prior to the procedure.
You should have a designated driver and someone to assist you post op.

In brief: Care post nerve rx

In all likelihood this may require general and/or IV sedation in which case you will probably be given anxiolytics via your IV immediately prior to the procedure.
You should have a designated driver and someone to assist you post op.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: General

In brief: General

Benzodiazepine and general anesthesia.
Dr. Arie Pelta
Dr. Arie Pelta
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anxiety

Definitely ! your surgeon can decrease your anxiety by prescribing an anxiolytic such as Valium or klonopin (clonazepam).
Also, the anesthesiology can provide some iv. Medication before going to the o.R. A relaxed patient generally recovers better than a stressed one.

In brief: Anxiety

Definitely ! your surgeon can decrease your anxiety by prescribing an anxiolytic such as Valium or klonopin (clonazepam).
Also, the anesthesiology can provide some iv. Medication before going to the o.R. A relaxed patient generally recovers better than a stressed one.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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