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Dr. Gian P. Nhan, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Gian Nhan is an anesthesiologist practicing in Sonoma, CA. Dr. Nhan ensures the safety of patients who are about to undergo surgery. Anestesiologists specialize in general anesthesia, which will (put the patient to sleep), sedation, which will calm the patient or make him or her unaware of the situation, and regional anesthesia, which just numbs a specific part of the body. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Nhan also might help manage pain after an operation.
Dr. Gian P. Nhan, M.D.
  • Sonoma, CA
  • Accepting new patients

Am I really paralyzed under general anesthesia?

The purpose of anesthesia is to enhance your surgical experience by providing amnesia and analgesia. In terms of general anesthesia, it will provide both amnesia and analgesia READ MORE
The purpose of anesthesia is to enhance your surgical experience by providing amnesia and analgesia. In terms of general anesthesia, it will provide both amnesia and analgesia as well as providing an optimal operating conditions for your surgeon. By using paralysis, your surgeon will have a "non-moving" target. This is critical in the setting of delicate surgeries.

Sickness after anesthesia?

Nausea and vomiting (N/V) are not common after general anesthesia. In our practice, it's about 2-4%. However, N/V can be results of a number of causes (fear, anxiety, hunger, READ MORE
Nausea and vomiting (N/V) are not common after general anesthesia. In our practice, it's about 2-4%. However, N/V can be results of a number of causes (fear, anxiety, hunger, nature of your surgery (type and location), side effects from medications (not limited to narcotics), low blood count, dehydration,...etc. However, certain surgeries and medications do tend to have higher incidence of N/V (intracranial, ENT, and intraabdominal surgeries, narcotics and muscle relaxant reversals). If you let your anesthesiologist know about your experience of N/V and anesthesia, he or she will be able take measures to minimize your incidents of N/V.

Typically, N/V tend to last about 2-3 hrs to a day.

Type 1 diabetes and general anethesia

Yes, you definitely will need to coordinate with you pre-op nurse / surgeon's office for specifics. Each patient and their pre-op plans needs to be customized.