Study Comparing Local/ MAC Anesthesia in Lumbar Decompression


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Trial ID: NCT04992572


Explore efficacy, complications, and other factors associated with anaesthetic choice- To evaluate the efficacy of local + MAC as an alternative anesthetic to general anesthesia and to analyze patients' outcomes and experiences.

Official Title

Randomized Study Comparing Local/ MAC Anesthesia to General for 1-3 Level Lumbar Decompressions

Stanford Investigator(s)

Todd Alamin, MD
Todd Alamin, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Inclusion Criteria:

Patients with lumbar stenosis to be decompressed over 1-3 segments

   - Ages 40-95

   - Appropriate for general anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Planned significant nerve root retraction

   - Previous fusion operation

   - Unable to comply with follow up

   - Patients with daily morphine equivalents or more 100mg

   - Patients with a known hypersensitivity to propofol or any of DIPRIVAN Injectable
   Emulsion components.

   - Patients with allergies to eggs, egg products, soybeans or soy products.


drug: Propofol Injection

drug: Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Injectable


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Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305