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Lex Lu


Types of Anesthesia

  • Local Anesthesia: Mild Sedative.

  • IV Sedation (“Twilight” Sedation): Medium Sedative.

  • General Anesthesia: Heavy Sedative.

What are good questions to ask an anesthesiologist?

  • What kind of anesthesia will I get? Many patients do not know that there are different types of anesthesia. ...

  • How will I feel when I wake up? ...

  • What will you do to make sure I don't wake up feeling queasy?

How long does anesthesia stay in your body?

Anesthetic drugs can stay in your system for up to 24 hours. If you've had sedation or regional or general anesthesia, you shouldn't return to work or drive until the drugs have left your body. After local anesthesia, you should be able to resume normal activities, as long as your healthcare provider says it's okay.

How do they wake you up from anesthesia?

The process of waking up from anesthesia is known as emergence. During emergence, the anesthesiologist will slowly reduce the amount of anesthetic drugs in the body. This helps to reduce the intensity of the effects of anesthesia and allows the patient to regain consciousness

How do anesthesiologists know how much anesthesia to give?

  • Among the things the anesthesiologist measures or observes, and uses to guide the type and amount of anesthetic given are: heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, breathing rate or pattern, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, and exhaled anesthetic concentration.

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