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What is chance of death from general anesthesia if just having cystoscopy?

Extremely rare. General anesthesia is generally very safe especially for a short procedure lasting less than one hour. Ask you doctor if this procedure can be done with local or regional(spinal) anesthesia? Read more...

How risky is general anesthesia/cystoscopy for a 3 month old?

Very slight. When performed by trained & experienced pediatric anesthesiologist. Would always recommend such an expert unless anesthesiologist does multiple infant anesthsia cases every month. Recent studies report anesthesia for babies under 6-months of age may place child at very slight risk of minimal brain damage, hence best to delay till 6 months if possible unless baby has obstructive urethral valves. Read more...
It is very safe. The risk of general anesthesia (ga) is less than that of driving to the hospital to have the operation. Ga is thought to have a risk of death of one in 350, 000 cases or more. Advances in monitoring, medical training, drugs and support have greatley decreased the risk. I would make sure that you have an anesthesiologist that works with pediatric patients. Read more...