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Surgery Anesthesia

Surgery Anesthesia

Surgery Anesthesia

Because carpal tunnel surgery is a relatively limited operation in terms of its scope and involvement, surgery is most often performed under local anesthesia, and some patients prefer a little bit of mild sedation as well. It's usually not necessary to undergo general anesthetic, and it's certainly not necessary to stay in a hospital overnight after carpal tunnel release. It should be a relatively small and straightforward outpatient procedure.

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Kyle Bickel, MD

Hand Surgeon

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Surgeon & CEO at The Hand Center of San Francisco
  • Clinical Faculty – The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

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