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what does a general anesthetic entail

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Risks are very low when anesthetics are by properly trained and accredited anesthesiologists in the proper setting.
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Dr. Marc Bloom
44 years experience Anesthesiology
Extremely low risks.: Anesthesiology has become the 'poster child' of improved safety in medicine. The risks directly attributed to anesthesia alone are now so low that th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascal Scemama de gialluly
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Induces anesthesia: A general anesthetic is a molecule that when given to a patient induces a state of general anesthesia characterized by unconsciousness, amnesia and of ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Very common to have nausea and vomiting after for a short period of time. Everyone reacts differently. Modern general anes is very safe.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes and no!: Several different meds are used in the administration of general anesthesia (ga). You can be allergic to almost any of them. Rarely, a severe reaction ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
22 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ionel Rad
Dr. Ionel Rad answered
17 years experience Anesthesiology
24 hrs: Typically, patients receive multiple medications during a general anesthetic (narcotics, inhalational gases, benzodiazines, etc). Most of these drugs ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: And they range from nausea and sore throat to stroke and death. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon and anesthesiologists. They will help you unde ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Usually very low : The risks of death from anesthesia are usually very low. Of course medical conditions will increase your risk depending in the condition and the state ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
36 years experience Dentistry
Risks: Generally safe. Biggest risk is allergy to the anesthetic.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
40 years experience Podiatry
Usually 24 hours: Usually within 24 hours, however different drugs are metabolized at different rates.

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