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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me the risks of being put under general anesthesia during surgery?

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Dr. Ionel Rad
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Many ;#40;small;#41;: Anesthesia complications such as airway complications ;#40;dental trauma, sore throat;#41;, pulmonary complications ;#40;pneumonia, aspiration of gastric juices;#41;, cardiovascular complications ;#40;heart attack;#41;, neurological complications ;#40;nerve injuries, etc;#41;, awake under anesthesia, IV issues, nausea. This risks are low with a heathy patient, they increase with each patient's disease;#41;.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are side effects of being put under general anesthesia?

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Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
Varied: When we discuss possible side effects we may group them into "more likely", "less likely", and "rare" and personalize the information for the patient's health issues and procedure. Example list: nausea, vomiting, sore throat, tooth damage, inadequate post-op pain relief, allergies or other reaction to medication ranging from minor to severe, heart rhythm problems, urinary retention, etc.
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A 41-year-old male asked:

When you have surgery done in your put under general anesthesia is it true that they film the procedure?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Generally No: Unless there are special circumstances, video filming is not done in an operating room. Possibly in some laparoscopic or arthroscopic procedures, sometimes still photographs are taken of the surgical findings.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can i tell me how i can recover from general anesthesia?

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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Turning off: The gas or IV infusion allows the medications to leave your body or be metabolized and ineffective. There are reversal agents for some of the medications. You will be given supplemental oxygen until your respiration becomes satisfactory.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Scared about general anesthesia for my surgery. What can you tell me to ease my worries?

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Dr. Mark Newman
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
General anesthesia : Rest assured that general anesthesia is extremely safe when performed by an accredited practitioner in a properly accredited institution. Literally thousands of anesthetics are performed daily in the us and my patient's are often amazed at how easy the procedure/anesthetic was for them. I would encourage you to discuss you concerns with you anesthesia team/provider preoperatively.
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A 25-year-old male asked:

How does general anesthesia wear off after surgery?

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Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 15 years experience
Many mechanisms: Two most common is blowing off anesthetic gases from your lungs and second decrease in concentration of anesthetic, sedative and pain medications in your blood. You will get an oxygen mask immediately after for a little while. Relax, take nice deep breaths in and out and you'll be out of the recovery unit in no time.
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