General vs. Spinal Anesthesia - Awake Spinal Fusion
Awake Spinal Fusion is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require general anesthesia. Instead of a lengthy hospital stay, you’re up and about in just a few hours.
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General vs. Spinal Anesthesia

By Dr. Alok Sharan
Mar. 17, 2022

I had an interesting conversation with an elderly #patient who flew in from Michigan this week for his upcoming #awakespinalfusion.

Having previously had general anesthesia for a different #surgery, he knew he didn’t want to have #spinesurgery with this method again. He told me that he always felt a little off cognitively after his surgery.

His words echoed what we found in our study examining the role of general vs. spinal anesthesia in elderly individuals. You can read the study by clicking here.

It’s always nice to see how your research correlates to real-life scenarios.