Open surgery with local anesthesia
Hey gang: I am planning on open IH surgery soon, and I’ve discussed anesthesia with the surgeon. For lap. of course, you have to have general. Since mine will be open, I am going with local anesthesia. I’ve noticed there seems to be a trend for local , instead of general, for open procedures. Easier to recover from, for one thing.Those who have had local , what was the experience like for you? A friend of mind (female) had pretty complex knee surgery done (took an hour plus) and she had local without even sedation-she wanted to be alert while it was going on. Since then I’ve noticed quite a few articles in the Med. reviews about surgery being done with local anesthesia only-no sedation. Anybody done that with open IH surgery? I hate the thought of being sedated too-I also prefer being alert, but that’s something I’ll have to think about. Any experiences you have had, I’d like to hear about them. Thanks!
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