General or IV Sedation for surgery

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General or IV Sedation for surgery

Postby Broncosgirl » 29 Mar 2015, 16:08

Hi All,
My doctor is giving me the option of doing either a general anesthesia or IV sedation for my LIS surgery Tuesday. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts/experiences/opinions on this.
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Re: General or IV Sedation for surgery

Postby chachacha » 29 Mar 2015, 16:52

IV sedation is safer, and doesn't cause as much long term brain damage, but I've had IV sedation twice for colonoscopies, and woke up in the middle both times. I wouldn't want to wake up and move at the wrong moment during LIS though, so I would choose the general (I didn't have the option myself, and had general for my LIS, btw).
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Re: General or IV Sedation for surgery

Postby msimon » 29 Mar 2015, 22:12

I would choose general as well. I also had sedation during a colonoscopy and woke up during. There are definitely risks to the general but I couldn't mentally handle knowing what was going on down there.
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Re: General or IV Sedation for surgery

Postby Still hoping » 03 Apr 2015, 20:34

I had IV, it had propafal (I'm sure that's not the right spelling) in it. I had it for a colonoscopy before and didn't wake up so I felt comfortable with it. It was easy to wake up from. Good luck!
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Re: General or IV Sedation for surgery

Postby Still hoping » 03 Apr 2015, 20:36

Oops! Should have checked the date on your post, obviously you already made the choice and had the surgery. I'll check your other thread and see how things are going.
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Re: General or IV Sedation for surgery

Postby suzyljank » 08 Apr 2015, 07:03

I had a spinal with LIS and again with the flap surgery. Worked great.
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