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What is it like to be under general anesthesia?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Suspended

Animation! from a patient persepctive, you count down to go out; next thing you know, you are awake and the procedure is over. Speaking from the memory of quadruple bypass 12 years ago.
Surgeons insist the absolute taste alteration was from the anesthetic, but it lasted 2 weeks.

In brief: Suspended

Animation! from a patient persepctive, you count down to go out; next thing you know, you are awake and the procedure is over. Speaking from the memory of quadruple bypass 12 years ago.
Surgeons insist the absolute taste alteration was from the anesthetic, but it lasted 2 weeks.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Very Few Know

With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep.
Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op.

In brief: Very Few Know

With modern anesthetics we try and shut down the memory of the patient before they go to the or. Once they can't remember what happened, it is very hard to find out what they felt as they went to sleep.
Without sedatives the very medication that is used to put people to sleep blocks memory formation, so we have the same problem. Same with waking up. Patients come to in the pacu after the op.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management

In brief: Ga

Pretty awesome to say the least.

In brief: Ga

Pretty awesome to say the least.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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