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Can you have a tonsillectomy without general anesthesia in the us?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The potential catastrophic effects of the surgery cannot be managed without anesthesia.
Please discuss with your ENT surgeon why this is a bad idea.

In brief: No

The potential catastrophic effects of the surgery cannot be managed without anesthesia.
Please discuss with your ENT surgeon why this is a bad idea.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Cant imagine it would be possible or safe.
Endotrachial intubation protects the lungs from blood and other debris. One would have difficulty being comfortable or breathing with a doctor taking out your tonsils without general anesthesia.

In brief: No

Cant imagine it would be possible or safe.
Endotrachial intubation protects the lungs from blood and other debris. One would have difficulty being comfortable or breathing with a doctor taking out your tonsils without general anesthesia.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: No

Not a safe way to do it.
The discomfort alone would likely be to much to handle. The risk of aspiration of blood, tissue and saliva make this approach very dangerous.

In brief: No

Not a safe way to do it.
The discomfort alone would likely be to much to handle. The risk of aspiration of blood, tissue and saliva make this approach very dangerous.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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In brief: Yes

Yes it could be under local anesthesia, in cooperative adult patient, maintaining airway is very crucial, if required ready to get intubated and go under general anesthesia instantly.

In brief: Yes

Yes it could be under local anesthesia, in cooperative adult patient, maintaining airway is very crucial, if required ready to get intubated and go under general anesthesia instantly.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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