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General anesthesia - how safe is it for a 4 year old?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: There are risks

There are always risks with any procedure, be it surgical, dental, or anesthetic.
You should have a discussion with the anesthesiologist who is doing the procedure, so they can clearly define the risks and benefits. At this point you will be able to make an informed addition that is best for your child. General anesthesia for a child is very safe.

In brief: There are risks

There are always risks with any procedure, be it surgical, dental, or anesthetic.
You should have a discussion with the anesthesiologist who is doing the procedure, so they can clearly define the risks and benefits. At this point you will be able to make an informed addition that is best for your child. General anesthesia for a child is very safe.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very safe

It is very safe to get general anesthesia in a 4 year old edpecially healthy 4 year old.
Chances of dying are in the range if 1:100000 anesthetics. Also severe complications are also very rare occurance.

In brief: Very safe

It is very safe to get general anesthesia in a 4 year old edpecially healthy 4 year old.
Chances of dying are in the range if 1:100000 anesthetics. Also severe complications are also very rare occurance.
Dr. Chetan Patel
Dr. Chetan Patel
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Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Anesthesiology

In brief: Safe

There is always a risk with surgery and anesthesia.
However, a children's hospital with anesthesiologists on staff who have received special training in pediatric anesthesia is the best way to ensure your child is well taken care of during surgery and anesthesia.

In brief: Safe

There is always a risk with surgery and anesthesia.
However, a children's hospital with anesthesiologists on staff who have received special training in pediatric anesthesia is the best way to ensure your child is well taken care of during surgery and anesthesia.
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
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