Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

general anesthesia

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
What normally called: " to put you to sleep" before surgical procedure , is not feel pain , and will not be aware the procedure being done , by anesthetic medi ... Read More
1
1 comment

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foead Geula
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Generally yes: For low risk surgeries in patients without significant medical problems, general anesthesia is extremely safe.
2
2 thanks
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: General anesthesia has a long history with literally millions of people getting anesthetics every year. But there are risks. It is obviously riskier ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Fully unconscious: General anesthesia means you will be completely asleep, unable to respond to commands, unable to feel, hear or remember, and usually will have some ki ... Read More
11
11 thanks
Dr. Seth Akst
Dr. Seth Akst answered
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Unresponsive: General anesthesia is a state of being unresponsive to stimulation. It includes not being aware of your environment, not remembering, not hurting and ... Read More
9
9 thanks
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Absence of pain: General anesthesia is the complete absence of pain during a procedure. Essentially we put the brain and body to sleep so that a surgeon can perform an ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
30 years experience Anesthesiology
Several factors: It depends on the surgical procedure being performed and wether it can be safely performed under regional or local anesthesia as well as patient posit ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
17 years experience Anesthesiology
A little: Some medications that are used for anesthesia might hurt but many anesthesiologists will give medications that will make you forget and some medicatio ... Read More
1
1 comment
2
2 thanks
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Not sure recover means here but in general, there is nothing you can do to expedite the recovery from general anesthesia and the anesthetics used tod ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monson Shuh
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Side effects: Some patients experience postop nausea, muscle aches, and sore throats.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Roethle
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Very low risk: In an otherwise healthy patient, general anesthesia is very safe. But just like anything, it is not without risk. Minor risks include nausea and sore ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Verry, very rare: Anesthesia has become one of the safest specialties in medicine. This is due in part to their medical school training and the advances in monitoring t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helen Mabry
23 years experience General Surgery
Usually 24 hours: The effects may last up to three days. Normal kidney and liver function help to clear the medications used in anesthesia.
6
6 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month