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Plastic Surgery And Anesthesia-part 2

In yesterday’s blog post from The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we discussed a comparison between general anesthesia and a protocol of IV sedation and intercostal nerve blocks. Though not every plastic surgery procedure or every patient is a good candidate for this protocol, it proves to be beneficial both medically and in terms of cost to the patient. Breast augmentation (with and without breast lift) are well suited for this protocol because they are relatively short surgical procedures. Intercostal nerve blocks affect the intercostal nerves located in the chest/thoracic region, and these nerves are located under the skin under each rib. The injection effectively blocks the nerves that would create a pain response, and the effect of the injection lasts several hours. In addition to intercostal nerve blocks, Dr. Eisemann often uses IV sedation in his nationally accredited surgical facility in the office. The initial dose of IV sedation is administered by Dr. Eisemann, and it may include a combination of midazolam, fentanyl and ketamine. The circulating nurse may give additional dosing of the sedating drugs during surgery if necessary to keep the patient comfortable. Since general anesthesia may be avoided in some plastic surgery procedures, this eliminates the necessity for a physician anesthesiologist and/or licensed anesthesia nurse as well as hospital admission. These components are sometimes necessary depending on the plastic surgery procedure and patient, but they do come at an extra cost and can create some unpleasant side effects to the patient.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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