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Getting rhino and septoplasty done with local anesthesia & only minimal IV sedation. Can i get breathing tube to protect airway still?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Do not need one

Probably will not need an endotracheal tube for this operation.
Talk to your surgeon if hou have specific concerns.

In brief: Do not need one

Probably will not need an endotracheal tube for this operation.
Talk to your surgeon if hou have specific concerns.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

If you're going to have an airway - either lma or et tube - then you'll need a deeper level of sedation and the services of a crna or md anesthesiologist.
Ask your surgeon about this option.

In brief: No

If you're going to have an airway - either lma or et tube - then you'll need a deeper level of sedation and the services of a crna or md anesthesiologist.
Ask your surgeon about this option.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Hard to suppress

Gag reflex without sufficient anesthesia or sedation.
Proper monitoring and airway protection from nasal bleeding during even sedation cases requires a crna or md anesthesiologist (if the "surgeon" is planning on doing the sedation him/herself this is not a good idea) so the cost is the same as a great and completely comfortable and safe general anesthetic. Check surgeon's credentials!

In brief: Hard to suppress

Gag reflex without sufficient anesthesia or sedation.
Proper monitoring and airway protection from nasal bleeding during even sedation cases requires a crna or md anesthesiologist (if the "surgeon" is planning on doing the sedation him/herself this is not a good idea) so the cost is the same as a great and completely comfortable and safe general anesthetic. Check surgeon's credentials!
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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