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How long after a surgery is a person sedated?
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
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In brief: That depends
On so many factors: length of surgery, age of patient.
Open abdominal surgery, for example, will require more pain med after, which will increase sedation effect. Some ethnic groups such as east asian patients are more sensitive to sedation than others. Elderly patients take longer to recover from sedation. So it's hard to predict exactly. Most patients recover relatively soon.

In brief: That depends
On so many factors: length of surgery, age of patient.
Open abdominal surgery, for example, will require more pain med after, which will increase sedation effect. Some ethnic groups such as east asian patients are more sensitive to sedation than others. Elderly patients take longer to recover from sedation. So it's hard to predict exactly. Most patients recover relatively soon.
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