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I am having surgeries 1 week apart. Is that a safe duration between general anesthesia?

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Dr. Jon Krook
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

As far as the anesthesia goes, not much risk.
However, the two surgeries could interact. If you have significant blood loss from the first surgery it could make the second more risky. If there are separate surgeons for each procedure, make sure they are aware of what the other is doing and talk to them about it.

In brief: Depends

As far as the anesthesia goes, not much risk.
However, the two surgeries could interact. If you have significant blood loss from the first surgery it could make the second more risky. If there are separate surgeons for each procedure, make sure they are aware of what the other is doing and talk to them about it.
Dr. Jon Krook
Dr. Jon Krook
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should be fine

Your doctor must have a good reason to make such recommendation.
If you are not sure, ask for clarification. Modern anesthesia is generally safe and surgeons do perform staged procedures when necessary.

In brief: Should be fine

Your doctor must have a good reason to make such recommendation.
If you are not sure, ask for clarification. Modern anesthesia is generally safe and surgeons do perform staged procedures when necessary.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

The medications used during your anesthesia should have disappeared from your body within 72 hours.
As long as you anesthesiologist knows about your earlier operation this should not be a problem.

In brief: Yes

The medications used during your anesthesia should have disappeared from your body within 72 hours.
As long as you anesthesiologist knows about your earlier operation this should not be a problem.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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