Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor will perform spinal Anesthesia on me?

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 its 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

4. How long will the spinal and epidural anesthesia last?

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.


mandreak Sunday, February 15, 2009

I had Ureteroscopy for stone and tumor disnosys in the ureta and went thru Epidural anesthesia, after that i am having sever pain in my left thighs and feet, the pain is sever when i tryt to walk or stand on my leg other wise the pain is very less. please let me know if somebody has solution to this. i sthis due to anesthesia complication, iam diabetic too.

yanal Thursday, December 18, 2008

i ask for epidural relation to urinary retention and neurodisorder in IDDM patient

wahabrizvi Monday, November 10, 2008

I had laser lithotripsy for removal of stone in ureta and went thru Epidural anesthesia ,since then I have low back pain running thru me left thigh,leg and feet.Please let me know wheter it a complication of anesthesia?

mandreak Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hey did you got some solution ot his or what is the cause of this, any idea?

sagarsam Thursday, October 27, 2011

I also had same surgery and m having pain in my back and neck...pls tell us if any1 knws anything??

guest Friday, August 24, 2007

65 yr male with no medical history underwent k-nailing with double recon screws for #shaft femur with I/T # under spinal block failed to respond to I/V fluids(4 crystalloids+2 colloids and dopamine or Noradr died after 1 hr of surgery with normal ECG findings and normal chest and SpO2

guest Monday, April 2, 2007

spinal anesthesia with.5%heavy sensorcain 4ml.immediatly after deposition of drug patient had intense itching on buttucks & pernium brncospasm,jerks convulsions cynosis comacontrary to usual finding of hypotention and bradycardia patint after intubation had hypertention150to200systolic and pulse 140 to 170/min. I am not sure for the cause. patient expired after 9hours

pathchi1d Sunday, November 20, 2011

Itching and bronchospasm point towards an allergic cause. jerks convulsions cyanosis point towards improper or delayed airway control. Was after intubation {hypertention150to200systolic and pulse 140 to 170/min }the surge of intubation? Since the patient is dead, we can just prevent others from having the same fate. Drug injection intravenously is unlikely. Spinal anaes. is generally very safe if performed skillfully with the proper precautions by a trained physician with proper guidance and adequate resources at his/her disposal.

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