Anesthesia for Abdominal Surgery - Anesthetic Techniques
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General anesthesia (GA)
General anesthesia (GA) remains the most commonly employed technique.
- Advantages include protection of the airway, assurance of adequate ventilation, and rapid induction of anesthesia with controlled depth and duration.
- Disadvantages include loss of airway reflexes, which increases the risk of aspiration during routine or emergency surgery, potential adverse hemodynamic consequences of general anesthetics, and potentially increased time for recovery.