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hey to all! i did a new post inquiring about doc aceves because i'm also considering backing out of my surgery that's already scheduled here locally and going to him.

i notice a spinal block was mentioned.... any particular reason why they do that instead of using the kind of anesthesia we use here? i'm not sure how i feel about it. i haven't heard anything about it from my surgeon here. that makes me nervous all over again! LOL!

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Mi-Mi, they don't do a spinal block as your anesthesia, they use IV anesthesia same as we do here, they just don't use any anesthetic gas. The spinal is for pain medication, much the same as an epidural for women in labor. It's for pain control postop, and it worked wonderfully. Honestly, I didn't have hardly any pain postop and am VERY pleased with Dr. Aceves and his staff. :smile1:

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hey to all! i did a new post inquiring about doc aceves because i'm also considering backing out of my surgery that's already scheduled here locally and going to him.

i notice a spinal block was mentioned.... any particular reason why they do that instead of using the kind of anesthesia we use here? i'm not sure how i feel about it. i haven't heard anything about it from my surgeon here. that makes me nervous all over again! LOL!

The spinal block is actually the recommended standard of care for obese patients in this country, and one of the main reasons is it allows the anesthesiologist to use less general anesthesia. Obese persons need a lot more general anesthesia to be put to sleep, because of our weight. Getting less general anesthesia is a lot safer, you wake up quicker, and have less possible anesthesia side effects, less chance of pneumonia, less time being immobile. The spinal also does a great job of pain control. I had the spinal by Dr Aceves' anesthesiologist, and they left it in until the day I was discharged, so I could get meds through the tube during my hospital stay. It was great.

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