Loss of sensation in the body induced by an anesthetic
Question: anesthesia? ? I am going to have my wisdom teeth pulled out this friday and I heard that some people die from a reaction to the anesthesia. My grandma and grandpa had anesthesia before and nothing happened. But when it comes to nervous occasions like this, I usually breath faster and freak out and do you think I will have a reaction to the anesthesia?
Answer: Dont freak out, its okay. They have stuff to bring you back if you have a reaction. They will monitor your blood pressure and heart rate while your under too to make sure your okay. Its not as scary as you think just sounds scary. Its like a really deep nap. Good luck, I had my wisdom teeth dug out and pulled too, I got put under and so gald I was. Take care~
Question: Anesthesia? My dog needs to get 2 of his baby teeth pulled out and the doctor said that we will have to do a surgery and put the dog under anesthesia. When we talked to the breeder we got him from she told us to wait to get it done because the dog is still young and might not recover from the anesthesia completly. She said that the dogs that get nuetered early are sometimes not as playful as they were before. I am not getting him nuetered by i just want to now if any one had any situations with anesthesia and how their dog reacted to it afterwards.
Answer: I have had many dogs anesthetized on numerous occasions with no problems. However, there is always a small risk when using anesthetic.
I'm also not a fan of early neutering, discuss this further with the breeder and vet and see if this can be put off a bit.
You could always get a second opinion. Some vets are surgery-happy (not saying yours is, but some are).
Question: How much does it cost for general anesthesia? I am having surgery to remove a lump in my armpit and they will do a biopsy of another lump at the same time. I have requested general anesthesia for the surgery. I live in Sarasota, FL. Im sure it wont take long for them to do the surgery being that it can be done with just local anesthesia. They said about 1 hour. How much is general anesthesia in Florida??? Im trying to figure with my insurance how much I will owe.
Answer: Anesthesia billing is complicated.
We charge by units - there are base units, which vary by procedure, and time units, which are usually one every 15 minutes. The total number of units is multiplied by the unit charge for a total bill. So, it depends on what you're having done, how long it takes, and what that particular anesthesia group's unit charge is. My guess for your situation: $500-750 range, if it is truly an hour. Anesthesia time starts when we assume care of the patient, and ends when we sign the patient over to nurses in the recovery room. That hour might be the surgeon's estimate on surgical time, which is cutting skin to closing, and does not take into account getting you to sleep, prepping, putting on dressings, waking you up, etc.
The cost for general anesthesia is the same as for any other type - we charge for our care, not for the specific technique used.
You will owe your deductible (which might be applied to the surgeon's bill or other visits), plus your copayment (many pay 20%), up to an out-of-pocket maximum.
All you can really do is let the anesthesiologists bill insurance, see what your insurance allows (they cut most bills by about half), and how much they say you are responsible for.
Question: How long after anesthesia is the stomach fully back to normal? This morning I went in for a bit of anesthesia for a small procedure. I got out of this at about 1pm and it's 3:30pm now. The doctor said for a few hours, the stomach wouldn't be okay and to wait until your hungry. But I had planned on going out to eat soon, so how long would it take until my stomach fully recovered and I could eat pretty much anything again?
Answer: You'll be fine. The main issue with anesthesia is that it can cause nausea. I'm guessing that the doctor told you to wait so that you wouldn't throw up if you hadn't cleared the anesthesia. So go for it. If you're hungry enough to eat, you'll be fine.
Question: What type of anesthesia is typically used for a rhinoplasty procedure? I've been put to sleep before, and I've given birth. Is it always the same type of anesthesia?
Answer: As my buddy XOUT pointed out, you'll probably want to be completely out if there's bone work involved. If it's just a tip revision, local might work for you.
You need to talk to your surgeon. They each have their own preferences. Yours might want you awake or asleep for his/her own reasons. In addition to keeping our patients safe and comfortable, we also need to provide optimal conditions for the surgeon to do his/her thing.
Question: How long does the effects of anesthesia take to wear off? I had surgery the 29 of May and I've been feeling funny ever since. I've been getting headaches, nausea, and dizziness. A friend of mine told me that it takes a long time for the effects of anesthesia to wear off. How long does it take. I seem to having side effects from the anesthesia. At least that's what I think. Somebody please let me know if I'm wrong.
Answer: the anesthesia should have been out of your system completely within 48 hours of the surgery.
if you feel that you've felt this way ever since you came out of surgery then you need to contact your dr cuz this indicates a severe reaction that may require medication to reverse the affects.
so please call your dr first thing in the morning.
Question: Surgery anesthesia, can a person be tested ahead of time to see if they are allergic to the anesthesia ? I know that in rare cases, people can be deathly allergic to the anesthesia used for surgery. Can people be tested ahead of time to make sure they are not allergic ?
Answer: Scott H is right, although technically, MH is not an allergy. Patients just understand it better that way.
Most of the "allergies" to anesthetic agents I've seen are actually known and expected side effects, for example, itching with morphine, nausea with codeine/ percocet/ morphine/ demerol, drops in blood pressure or heart rate (most of our drugs are cardiac depressants), fast heart rate with epinephrine...
Question: Is the anesthesia for wisdom teeth and gastroscopy the same? I am having my wisdom teeth out and am worried that the anesthesia will make me sick. I've had gastroscopies before and that wasn't a problem, but is it a different kind of anesthesia?
Answer: Depends on who is giving the anesthesia. Neither is commonly done with gas, but rather with IV meds. Oral surgeons usually give their own anesthesia, and God only knows what they do. (They have very limited training in anesthesia, and do not adhere to the same safety standards that anesthesiologists do)
There are medications and techniques that can reduce your chances of getting sick. Ask (in advance) about a scopolomine patch, dexamethasone and ondansetron. they tend to work well.
Question: What is the most common anesthesia used for wisdom teeth extraction? Do they usually put you under general anesthesia? Can you request to just be locally numbed?
Answer: I had all 4 extracted at once, using only local anesthesia. This can be combined with nitrous oxide to help lessen your anxiety. I think that being put completely under is really unnecessary unless you're completely terrified.
Question: How long does it take anesthesia to wear off? General anesthesia. How long does it take to wake up and how long before you are completely "with it". Does it take longer to wear off if you have a long operation vs a short one? I have had surgery before ( 3x)-I just don't rememeber the first day after the operation.
Answer: It depends on a lot of factors.
The length of the surgery plays a big role, because you're going to get more medication for a longer surgery than a short one. The gases that we use to keep you asleep go quickly from lungs to blood to brain, where they do their thing. They also leech slowly into fat and muscle. If you have a short surgery, there isn't much time for that, but if you have a long surgery, there is. Just as they go slowly into those tissues, they come out slowly, and you still have a little bit to get rid of.
The choice of drugs that the anesthesiologist uses also plays a part. Some gases hang around longer than others, and we use about half a dozen other drugs as part of the anesthesia. Some pain medications are long acting and can make you drowsy.
Patients have different sensitivities to the drugs we use, and that influences how they wake up. Obese people tend to wake up more slowly, as they have more fat to store the gases, and tend to hang on to them longer. There are other complications with anesthesia in the obese, but I'm not going into that here.
For some short operations, I can have patients wide awake in the operating room when the procedure is done. For very long and invasive surgeries, I might keep them snowed overnight, sometimes on a ventilator. Every case is different.
Question: Is there a difference between general anesthesia and using a twilight? I know there is a risk with general anesthesia. Is that the same with the twilight?
Answer: There is a RISK with every medication but TWILIGHT is not the same thing because you are semi conscious where as a general anesthesia you are totally OUT
Question: How often does anesthesia fail, when doctors bring patients into surgery? A while ago, I saw a tv show how anesthesia, has failed before in the past. Some people have gone had surgery, and the anesthesia didn't keep some patients asleep the entire surgery. I saw this tv show, on the discovery health channel. Is this common to happen, annd how often has it happen?
Answer: It happens, but it's rare.
It's called awareness under anesthesia, and can happen if the patient is paralyzed but not adequately anesthetized.
Much more common is the situation where we sedate a patient, and they later complain that they were not asleep. Old people having catarct surgery do this a lot.
"I wasn't asleep!"
"You weren't supposed to be asleep."
"Yeah, but I wasn't asleep!"
(Anesthesiologist bangs head on wall)
Awareness is most likely to happen during open heart surgery, emergency C-sections or trauma surgery. In each of those situations, the amount of drug we can safely give is limited, and sometimes the surgery has to be started quickly to save lives. (I always talk to my C-section general anesthesia patients, just in case, but haven't had anyone tell me they were awake yet)
It's not something to lose sleep over (pun intended).
Question: What is the best choise of anesthesia for a dental implant procedure? For a healthy adult? My friend is at loss, his dentist told him he can either go for local or general anesthesia, it makes no difference to her, people do either way. My friend is asking me as if I know, but I have no personal experience beyond fillings. Money is apparently not an issue.
Answer: Inserting an implant is actually a very simple procedure - less traumatic than having a tooth extracted. Local anaesthetic is probably the better option. Unless he is a very nervous patient - then go for general.
Question: What things should I be concerned of when going under anesthesia? I've never been under anesthesia before and it makes me a little nervous. What are the risks? Is it possible to die from going under anesthesia? Are there any tests I could take before a surgery to make sure that my body can tolerate the anesthetics?
Answer: There are risks with any anesthetic, but in general, the healthier you are when you come in, the lower your risk. People with bad heart disease uncontrolled diabetes, lungs wrecked from smoking, and emergency cases are higher risk. It's possible to die under anesthesia but very unlikely. We get some really sick people through surgery.
If any pre-operative testing is required, your surgeon or the hospital will make sure that you get it done. If you are healthy, no pre-operative testing may be required. Sometimes we like to see blood work, EKG or x-rays, and if those are abnormal, further testing may be ordered.
Anesthesia today is very safe when administered by a qualified anesthesiologist.
Question: What are some natural ways to recover from the onslaught of general anesthesia? I am alternative health? oriented and would never have surgery unless there was no other option. I did and now I am so sick and vomited from all the meds from anesthesia, etc. What can I do now in natural forms/foods, etc.to recover?
Also, has anyone else had a bad anesthesia experience? I heard they have certain anesthesia drugs that alleviate nausea, why don't they use them then...
Answer: yes i always have a bad reaction to general anesthesia. i always get the shakes, throw up, and faint.
i wouldn't say that there are any natural "remedies" all you should have to do is sleep it off and you should feel better. anesthesia stays in your system for 24-48 hours so during that time just take it easy. get lots of rest and try to eat/drink something that sounds appealing to you.
drs/nurses always suggest toast, cereal, popsicles to me when i feel very ill but those things make me want to throw up even more. all i want is stuff like pizza and soda. thats what i eat and thats what makes me feel better.
nobody knows how you will react until you have anesthesia at least once. they aren't going to give you anti nausea meds before they know whether or not you need them. and if they give them to you after the fact that you already feel ill and have thrown up the meds are less likely to work.
before my last 2 surgeries i told the anesthesiologist that i would be sick after i woke up and asked for them to give me the anti nausea meds before i even woke up and they did and it helped alot.
now that you know how you are most likely going to react you can ask them to do that for you if you ever have surgery again.
Question: What anesthesia would you choose for a vitrectomy? Does local anesthesia take away all pain? I am torn between general and local. I am freaking the f out about someone operating on my eyes and i dont know if i would start tossing and turning if i were awake!
Answer: We do vitrectomies under general anesthesia. The ophthalmologists are pretty firm about you not moving while they have instruments inside your eyeball.
General, endotracheal tube, paralysis.
A cataract is an entirely different operation that is usually done under local or a retrobulbar nerve block, with a little sedation.
Question: What causes uncontrollable shaking and shivering after anesthesia? After my epidural for a ceserean section I had awful shaking and shivering for about an hour or so (it's foggy- but about that long). What caused it? I am getting a general anesthesia for oral surgery in a week and wonder if it will happen again. It was terrible.
Answer: I believe it has to do with the autonomic nervous system. It's very common after anesthesia and also after extreme stress such as a delivery (even without drugs). A small dose of IV demerol will stop it. Many times, a doctor just doesn't think to order something for it since it's common, not harmful, and passes on it's own. Discuss your experience with your doctor before surgery and ask him to leave an order for demerol (or other drug he may choose) if this should occur again.
Good luck, hope this helped...
Question: What does going under general anesthesia feel like? I have to go under anesthesia within the next month and i was wondering what it felt like. Does it feel like you are asleep? Or are you taking the medicine one minute, and then recovering the next? Also, how do you take the medicine to go under anesthesia? Do you drink it? Is it through a tube?
Answer: its not the most pleasant experience.
you will get an IV in your arm or hand (they stick you with a needle and place a small tube for meds to go in)
you will most likely get the anesthesia through the IV. sometimes at first they have you breath in a gas that smells like nail polish remover. (that smell isn't too bad when you are using it on your nails but omg its overpowering when its concentrated into your mouth and nose. you may feel like you are suffocating when you breath it in) but they will also be putting meds into your IV to keep you asleep.
when the anesthesia goes in you might feel a burning sensation throughout your body.
then you may start to feel dizzy and sick. but it works very quickly and in less than a minute you are out like a light.
it is extremely rare for someone to dream while under anesthesia. it doesn't feel like sleep at all. it feels like they are telling you to close your eyes one second and then the next second they keep telling you to open your eyes. its actually quite annoying.
after you wake up you will feel extremely tired and you may start to feel sick and dizzy and may even throw up or faint.
just be sure to go home and head right for bed to sleep off the drugs.
Question: What are the after effects of general anesthesia? I'm having surgery for my teeth tomorrow, but I'm undergoing general anesthesia. I'm kind of worried about the after effects, so I would like to know what kind of experiences you had?
Answer: you'll be fine. Trust me this is the way to go when getting dental work done. You'll fall asleep and then wake up and never know that anything had happened. That is until you feel the big lump of gauze in your mouth. You'll be a little sleepy afterward so don't plan on driving yourself home or anything. Also, make sure you get your pain meds filled quickly because the meds the dentist will give you will wear off sooner than you think. There aren't many after effects of anesthesia from oral surgery though. GOOD LUCK
Question: What is the anesthesia cpt code for anal fissurectomy? I cannot find it in the anesthesia section of the cpt book.
Answer: no tweetybird you are wrong about this one the code is 0.451 and this is for spinal cord axiom synthesis in the unlocalized vertical base of the central spinal cord.
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