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General Anesthetic vs spinal anesthetic advice

I’m about to undergo knee reconstruction surgery in 2 weeks time and I’m worried about if the reconstruction surgery will work as well as being put under anesthetic for 1.5 hrs-2 hrs.  The operation is a 1.5-2 hour operation.

i’m worried about being put to sleep via anesthetic for 1.5 hours-2 hours.  Ideally I’d like to have a spinal anesthetic as I’ve read its better for pain control afterwards and maybe I wouldn’t need to be put to sleep?  How do I convince the anesthesiologist tomorrow at my pre op that I’d prefer a spinal anesthetic over a general anesthetic?   My surgeon as said that a knee reconstruction they have to do a general Anesthetic which I’m extremely scared about.

 

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