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Is anesthesia dangerous? Is there any ricks during surgery with it & how long to recover from anesthesia?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: The risk is surgery

Surgery without anesthesia is very dangerous with death from pain and shock.
Anesthesia prevents the side effects of surgery. I have done 42000 cases, no death, mi, comas, recall. , stroke. Most frequent serious problems 16 broken teeth, 2 nerve damages, 22 inhaling vomits giving 3 pneumonias. Recover to responsive 5 mintues, awake 15 minutes, allert 30 minutes.Dr r refers to post op pain/other meds.

In brief: The risk is surgery

Surgery without anesthesia is very dangerous with death from pain and shock.
Anesthesia prevents the side effects of surgery. I have done 42000 cases, no death, mi, comas, recall. , stroke. Most frequent serious problems 16 broken teeth, 2 nerve damages, 22 inhaling vomits giving 3 pneumonias. Recover to responsive 5 mintues, awake 15 minutes, allert 30 minutes.Dr r refers to post op pain/other meds.
Dr. David Edsall
Dr. David Edsall
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: There are risks

Anesthesia always carries some risk, which varies by type of anesthesia, duration needed, and the patient's health.
Most surgical anesthesia is relatively short-acting and if desired awakening can occur shortly after the procedure. Prior to any procedure, the anesthesiologist & surgeon should discuss the specific risks of both the procedure and the anesthesia with the patient/family.

In brief: There are risks

Anesthesia always carries some risk, which varies by type of anesthesia, duration needed, and the patient's health.
Most surgical anesthesia is relatively short-acting and if desired awakening can occur shortly after the procedure. Prior to any procedure, the anesthesiologist & surgeon should discuss the specific risks of both the procedure and the anesthesia with the patient/family.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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Dr. Karen Sibert
To answer your question precisely, we need to know a lot of information about the patient's health and the type of surgery that is planned.
Dr. Scott Roethle
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very low risk

Anesthesia is very safe when performed by trained anesthetists.
Just like anything, there are always risks, but they are very minimal with today's medicine. The common risks are sore throat, pain, and nausea. Rare risks are dental damage, recall, heart and lung complications, and death. You will recover most of the day following general anesthesia, but should be close to normal the next day.

In brief: Very low risk

Anesthesia is very safe when performed by trained anesthetists.
Just like anything, there are always risks, but they are very minimal with today's medicine. The common risks are sore throat, pain, and nausea. Rare risks are dental damage, recall, heart and lung complications, and death. You will recover most of the day following general anesthesia, but should be close to normal the next day.
Dr. Scott Roethle
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: 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 greatly decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post op. The effects of anesthesia wear off within 24 hours.

In brief: 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 greatly decreased the risk. The main concerns after ga are usually nausea and vomiting post op. The effects of anesthesia wear off within 24 hours.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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