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What kind of anesthesia is used for arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

I am a 33 year old male. I want to know what kind of anesthesia is used for arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

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You could get a nerve block or general anesthesia
Regional block with GETA general endotracheal anesthesia
General or regional-brachial plexus block
An interscalene brachial plexus block with sedation or general anesthesia are the preferred methods of anesthesia. However the patients other medical conditions, length or procedure and sometimes preference of Anesthesialogist and surgeon will also play a role.
Usually General anesthesia with local anesthetic block
Most commonly, arthroscopic shoulder surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on how much work is anticipated, a nerve block for postoperative pain may also be offered. It is possible to do the surgery with a nerve block and sedation. The choice is arrived at by considering the needs and preferences of the patient, the surgeon, and the anesthesiologist. If you get a block, it will most likely make your shoulder and arm numb for 8-24 hours.
Shoulder surgery could be done under regional block or geta. You must discuss it with your anesthesiologist.