Should an obese person get iv sedation or be metal anesthesia for a minor surgery?
General anesthesia not metal
- RoddyLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
Many minor procedures do not require either sedation nor general anaesthetic but cn be more safely done with just local anaethetic.
Obesity should not make any difference to the choice of anaesthetic for the procedure in question.
For truly minor procedures, general anaesthesia carries up to 100 times the very small risk of the surgery itself and cannot really be justified.
- TedExLv 74 weeks ago
How """Minor ""is the surgery???
- JinglesLv 74 weeks ago
Entirely up to the anesthesia folks
- LindaLv 64 weeks ago
Ask the anesthesiologist who is going to do the surgery bf you have this done and any other concerns you might have.
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- Anonymous4 weeks ago
It's a decision that's made by the anaesthetist but on the whole twilight sedation would be safer. I've had procedures done under IV Midazolam and quite like the stuff.