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Are there procedures when a patient is not under general anesthesia?

Not using general anesthesia is limited to minimally invasive procedures that rely on sedation and local anesthetics.

There are many procedures that can be safely performed for a patient who is not under general anesthesia. These procedures can be performed with local anesthesia with minimal discomfort to the patient. Local anesthesia is generally considered to have less risk and therefore preferred in many cases.

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