Navigation Links
'Donde West Death Highlights Unnecessary Risk of General Anesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery,' Asserts Dr. Friedberg

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2004, Olivia Goldsmith, author of the First Wives' Club, died during cosmetic surgery. More recently, Dr. Donde West, mother of rapper Kanye West, died following cosmetic surgery.


"Aside from post-mastectomy reconstruction, there are NO medical reasons for cosmetic surgery. Therefore, no avoidable anesthesia risks, like those associated with general anesthesia, are acceptable," claims Dr. Barry L. Friedberg.

"Since all cosmetic procedures can be performed under local anesthesia only, any and all additional anesthetic agents must be selected and given with the utmost care," says Dr. Friedberg.

"Most patients desire not to hear, feel or remember their surgical experience, a condition often associated with the state of general anesthesia. To accommodate patients' wishes, general anesthesia is most often given for cosmetic surgery," states Dr. Friedberg.

According to Aspect Medical Systems, makers of the BIS monitor, the sleep portion of general anesthesia ideally occurs at 45-60 on a scale of 0-100. "Minimally invasive anesthesia (MIA)(R) (BIS = 60-75) gives patients what they desire from general anesthesia with the lesser trespass of sedation," asserts Dr. Friedberg.

"During MIA(TM), muscle tone in the legs is preserved in addition to pre-emptive analgesia being provided. Preserving leg muscle tone along with the ability to rapidly walk after surgery because of minimal postoperative pain are among the significant advantages of MIA(TM) compared to general anesthesia," says Dr. Friedberg.

General anesthesia for cosmetic surgery is not only unnecessary but also fraught with potentially lethal consequences, like pulmonary embolism, vomiting with aspiration, and respiratory arrest secondary to postoperative narcotic pain medications. "All of these potential complications are avoided with MIA(TM)," states Dr. Friedberg.

More anesthesia providers are recognizing the advantages of MIA(TM). Both surgeons and anesthesia providers need to be asked to provide it to optimize patient safety for cosmetic surgery.

More information can be found @, a patient oriented, non-commercial web site.

Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
2. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
3. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
4. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
5. Diet high in meat, fat and refined grains linked to risk for colon cancer recurrence, death
6. Longer ambulance journeys boost death risk for seriously ill patients
7. Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk
8. Oral Health a Matter of Life and Death for Seniors
9. Pop stars more than twice as likely to die an early death
10. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
11. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, ... in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program ... investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic ... Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Mich. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... has been named one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by ... Brightest in Wellness® awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   West ... in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared ... West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of ... Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. ... Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017 ... of single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced ... National Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de ... The first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated ... provides optimal access, illumination and exposure of a ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: