Ch 23 Types of Surgeons and Anesthesias
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the specialty of administering anesthesia during surgery and pain management
the specialty of treating heart problems with surgery
- the specialty of treating common abdominal problems such as hernias and appendicitis with surgery
- (visceral organs)
the specialty of treating problems with the female reproductive system with surgery
the specialty of treating problems of the mouth, jaw, neck and facial bones with surgery
the specialty of treating the CNS, including the brain and spinal cord, with surgery
the specialty of treating problems of the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons with surgery
cosmetic & reconstructive surgery
the specialty of improving the appearance for cosmetic reasons, or to correct defects for a more appealing appearance
the specialty of treating problems in the chest cavity, except the heart, with surgery
the specialty of replacing failing organs with donated organs with surgery
the specialty of treating problems of the blood vessels with surgery
injection of a numbing agent directly into the surgical area to block pain sensations. used for minor procedures on a limited part of the body. you may remain awake for this.
- injection of a numbing agent around major nerves or the spinal cord to block pain from a larger but still limited part of the body. pt is likely given medicine to help relax or sleep during surgery
- peripheral nerve block
- epidural and spinal anesthesia
transfused through a vein (IV) or is inhaled. it affects the brain as well as the entire body. pt is completely unconcious, unaware, and do not feel pain during the surgery. general anesthesia often causes confusion and forgetfulness right after surgery. pt's are normally sent to a PACU (post anesthetic care unit) immediately after surgery to slowly emerge from sedation.
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