Ashok K Gurwara

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OBJECTIVES Spinal anesthesia (SA) for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is only contemplated in patients where general anesthesia (GA) is contraindicated. In this paper, we present our experience of over 12 years of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy, primarily under spinal anesthesia. METHODS Over the last 12 years, LC was done under SA in 3492(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic abdominal surgery is conventionally done under general anesthesia. Spinal anesthesia is usually preferred in patients where general anesthesia is contraindicated. We present our experience using spinal anesthesia as the first choice for laparoscopic surgery for over 11 years with the contention that it is a good alterative to(More)
OBJECTIVES Laparoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair (TEP) is conventionally performed under general anesthesia (GA), and regional anesthesia is usually preferred in patients where GA is contraindicated. In this paper, we present our experience of over 8 years of using spinal anesthesia (SA) as the first choice with the contention that it is(More)
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