Choosing between sedation and general anesthesia for your upcoming hysterectomy? What type of anesthesia did you have with your surgery?

There are many anesthesia options when having a hysterectomy, some include general anesthesia, while others combine sedation with spinal or epidural anesthesia options.

To understand sedation and general anesthesia, it is important to first define the term sleep. Sleep is the natural state of rest during which your eyes are closed and you become unconscious. Sedation, sometimes referred to as “twilight,” is not sleep (though sometimes it looks like sleep), and general anesthesia is deeper than sedation, but not a natural sleep.

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