Q: Which doctor will be performing Epidural Anesthesia on me?
A: An anesthesia consultant will perform the epidural anesthesia
Q: Why is epidural anesthesia is preferred over general anesthesia especially in, lower abdomen and lower limb surgery?
A: Both spinal and epidural anesthesia is usually preferred over general anesthesia because of the fewer side effects and better recovery time
Q: Will I feel any pain during the surgery?
A: No. you will not feel any pain below the level of injection and usually, an anesthesiologist will check the level of anesthesia and its effectiveness before a surgical incision is made
Q: How long will the epidural anesthesia last?
A: Epidural anesthesia will initially last for 2-3 hrs but can be extended by injecting the drug through the catheter placed there and can also provide pain relief postoperatively with a continuous infusion of these drugs when needed.
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