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Surgery with Local Anesthesia and Sedation

Surgery with Local Anesthesia and Sedation

During training, surgeons learn most of their procedures with the patient under general anesthesia. This permits the surgeon to focus solely on the surgical techniques. General anesthesia involves placing a breathing tube to secure the airway and delivering a combination of gases using a ventilator to breathe for the patient. Gas anesthetics and other medications keep the patient unconscious and…

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