My 15 yr old daughter is having surgery on her hand to remove a cyst on Friday. The doctor and the anestheologist want to perform the surgery while using the Bier Block instead of traditional anesthesia. I guess I'm nervous about the surgery either way, but I'm just wanting to speak with someone who has had a Bier Block before so they can tell me what to expect, what to tell her about it (pain, uncomfortable, will she be wide awake or "drowsy" from the light sedation, etc). She seems to think she will have the surgery, and then go and have lunch and go shopping afterwards. Is this realistic? Do you bounce back from the surgery that quickly?
Anyone with experience or knowledge about having a cyst removed or having Bier Block anesthesia would be greatly appreciated!!
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:57 PM on Feb. 16, 2011