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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Lose time: Many of my patients state that the time under anesthesia is like lost time --not sleep. They have no sense of what happened during the period of anes ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Feelings Will Differ: Depending on how long the procedure lasts, how extensive the surgery is, your general medical condition and the types of medications you take routinel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Typically: It is not uncommon to immediately wake up after a general anesthetic and need to be reminded a few times of your orientation by the recovery room nurs ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: This is a common finding after intubation. If you are experiencing any difficulty breathing, please see the ED.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
You might: Who knows, but you might.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook answered
23 years experience General Surgery
Sleepy: You will be groggy and hopefully your pain from your surgical procedure is well controlled.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Minutes: Its that fast.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Quickly: Actually you will wake up and have your breathing tube removed within 5-10 minutes of the surgeon being done. That said, your memory will be fuzzy for ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernesto Pretto jr.
43 years experience Anesthesiology
You Don't: Inhalation of nitrous oxide (n2o) or laughing gas does not induce sleep. It is a mild analgesic that is used together with other anesthetics agents to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Depends: On the duration of the surgery, the types of medications administered.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Speak to anesthesiol: Many people are more concerned with the anesthesia than the surgery. The most dangerous part of anyone's surgery day is the drive to the facility! l ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
No: General anesthesia is not the same as regular sleep. It is more a state of controlled intoxication where you are not conscious of what is happening to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hwang
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Always by definition: By definition, a person in a coma will always wake up. If a person does not wake up after over a month, he/she moves either into a persistent vegetat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Drifting off: Then you forget everything. It is like a deep dreamless sleep.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Here is a great: Site to answer your anesthesia questions: http://www.Groupanesthesia.Com/patientguide.Html.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
You don't have to do: Anything. Now a days the agents use in modern anesthesia are out of your body in few hours. Depending on the agents, the technique and the duration of ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
General Anesthesia: May speed up the process by allowing easier access to the tmj. But, plan on at least 1-2 hours. General anesthesia requires the placement of a breath ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
See a doctor: Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. Not real common ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eli Loch
Dr. Eli Loch answered
11 years experience Anesthesiology
Very Unlikely: It would be very unusual for you to have any memories from during a surgery, however, it is possible. Anesthesiologists use your vital signs and a va ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Bankov
36 years experience Anesthesiology
"Never say never": General anesthesia is a reversible unconsciousness, it is very safe. It usually resolves in a matter of minutes. However, the anesthesia is practicall ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Mazzeo
27 years experience Anesthesiology
24 hours: Most anesthesiologists would recommend 24 hours although there is really no clear and concise data on that. You might want to ask that you are not giv ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Goldman
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Stop the medication: Total intravenous anesthetic - called tiva - describes an approach to general anesthesia without use of inhalational anesthesia gases. Whether inhaled ... Read More

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