I am scheduled this week to have a caudal injection. Doctor’s office or surgery center?

Age 55, female, spinal degeneration. I am scheduled this week to have a caudal injection. It was originally scheduled to be performed in a surgery center with anesthesia, but my insurance would not cover it so it has been moved to the doctor’s office with a local anesthetic. Is this change in procedure typical, and is there any difference in the risks or recovery that I can expect due to the change in venue?


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Although I recommend doing it in a surgery center (if you are a relative of me).
But it is not going to affect the procedure itself if you are sure about the sterilization and cleanliness of the clinic and devices..
You should go home at once with some analgesics and vitamins prescribed.
Physiotherapy is advised after procedures.
Good luck.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

The difference is higher infection chance in doctor’s office , also personaly i will never agree to local spinal cord anesthesia (too risky )
Can have serious complications

Sorry for the bad news
Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
venue does not matter as long as strict aseptic measures are taken during the procedure.
ensure proper sterilisation techniques have been taken and you can have it.
local anesthesia is usually not needed.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
SURGERY CENTER IS ALWAYS BETTER AS THE STERILISATION METHODS ARE UPTO DATE AND MAINTAINED ON A DAILY BASIS.
DOCTORS OFFICE IS A WORKING PLACE AND CARRIES HIGH CHANCES OF SURROUNDING INFECTIONS.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
ideal will be surgery center ,of course.
but caudal injection itself is a opd procedure.
maintain good sterile measures and take a local anesthetic sensitivity test before taking actual anesthesia to see if you are sensitive to the drug

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