A consulting Anesthesiologist will deliver the spinal or epidural anesthesia
2. Why do spinal or epidural anesthesia is preferred over general anesthesia?
Spinal and epidural anesthesia is usually preferred over general anesthesia because of it’s fewer side effects and greater recovery time
3. Will I feel any pain during the surgery?
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 an surgical incision is made
Spinal anesthesia duration may vary depending upon the drug injected , but it may usually last for about 2-3 hours and may last even longer when combined with narcotics, whereas epidural anesthesia will initially last for 2-3 hrs but can deliver pain relief post operatively when needed.
5. When will I be able to go home?
Due to greater recovery time, you may be discharged the very same day if no complications are anticipated. Patients are usually advised not drive themselves home.