Cherine H. El-Dabh, MD
Location and Office HoursLorain Family Health And Surgery Center
5700 Cooper Foster Park Rd W
Lorain, OH 44053
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What is anesthesia?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic Surgery, answeredAnesthesia in general controls pain during a surgical procedure. Monitoring and the use of drugs are used to prevent pain, cause amnesia, and control vital signs during the operation. An anesthesiologist takes control of your pain and controls your hemodynamics during the procedure. Anesthesia will relax the patient, block pain, cause sleep, and create an unconscious state during surgery.
How is an anesthesia monitor used?
Bispectral index monitoring(BIS) is used to assess the level of consciousness, depth of anesthesia. The BIS monitor electrodes is often placed on the forehead and monitors brain activity during surgery. It assists with medication and anesthesia dosing to provide comfort, lack of awareness and relaxation.
Can a person's heart stop beating with general anesthesia?
Dr. Anita Gupta, Anesthesiology, answeredThis is possible, though very rare. When practicing, physician anesthesiologists always have your safety in mind. Anesthesiology is a very mature branch of medicine. Many medical procedures are impossible to perform without the use of anesthesia.
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