What are the advantages of IV sedation over general anesthesia? Dr. Todd Hobelmann is one of the Board Certified Anesthesiologists who works with Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez at CosmeticSurg in Baltimore. Dr. Hobelmann administers the anesthesia to Dr. Rodriguez’s surgical patients. Dr. Rodriguez is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who owns and operates a AAAASF accredited surgery center. Dr. Rodriguez prefers to perform his cosmetic procedures under IV sedation.
Dr. Hobelmann is experienced with various types of anesthesia and explains why IV sedation is a better choice for most patients. According to Dr. Hobelmann there are two main differences between IV sedation and general anesthesia. With IV sedation:
- no endotrachael tube down your airway, which means you are breathing on your own
- the medication administered in the IV results in less nausea than the meds which are used with general anesthesia
Watch the video to learn why Dr. Hobelmann thinks his patients are very satisfied with the choice of IV sedation instead of general anesthesia.
Read more about why Dr. Rodriguez thinks IV anesthesia (twilight) is great for cosmetic surgery procedures.