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Pain Management Medicine, Supportive & Palliative Care

Major Vascular Surgery

 

Major vascular surgery for problems with your veins and arteries can be performed using different types of anaesthesia depending on the nature of the procedure. You might have a general anaesthetic that will put you to sleep or a regional anaesthetic that will only affect the part of your body that is being operated on.

If you have a general anaesthetic it will be given through an IV drip or as a gas through your oxygen mask once you are asleep. The anaesthetic will keep you unconscious throughout the procedure and prevents you from feeling anything.

If you have a regional anaesthetic it can be given in different ways depending on the procedure you are having. You might be given a cervical plexus block, an epidural, or an injection of local anaesthetic. You will be awake during the procedure, but you won’t be able to feel anything in the part of your body that is being operated on.

 

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