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Dr. Jay R. Shayevitz, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Jay R. Shayevitz, M.D.
  • Rochester, NY
  • University of Michigan
  • Not accepting new patients

Do I need anesthesia for a laser eye surgery?

For this kind of surgery, the ophthalmologist uses topical anesthesia applied as drops in the eye. You can have moderate sedation if you want because you will be covered up completely READ MORE
For this kind of surgery, the ophthalmologist uses topical anesthesia applied as drops in the eye. You can have moderate sedation if you want because you will be covered up completely with drapes that expose only the eye that is having surgery.

The surgery itself is brief (15-30 min depending on the surgeon) and painless.

Is plastic surgery done with anesthesia?

For hair transplants, which are office procedures, you will likely receive local anesthesia injections at both the donor and recipient sites, or perhaps a scalp block (also with READ MORE
For hair transplants, which are office procedures, you will likely receive local anesthesia injections at both the donor and recipient sites, or perhaps a scalp block (also with local anesthesia) to help with your comfort during the procedure. You should consult with your surgeon about the plans for keeping you comfortable, however. You will not need either general or likely even sedation.

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