Very rare. General anesthesia is very commonly used today, with extremely rare complications. Nothing is 100% safe, but this is much, much safer than even 10 years ago.
Yes, very rarely. Deaths under anesthesia fortunately are very rare. They mostly occur when patients are already critically ill--major injuries or heart disease, for example. There is also a rare hereditary condition called "malignant hyperthermia" which makes certain anesthesia drugs dangerous for those patients. The vast majority of patients can tolerate general anesthesia without any problem.
Yes, but rarely. Anesthesia needs to be administered by professionals trained in its use, such as anesthesiologists and crnas. In otherwise healthy patients, anesthesia is very safe, and in fact, over the past 20 years the risk of anesthesia has markedly decreased, due to better training, and better technology amd monitoring, such as the routine use of pulse oximetry and capnography.
Very rarely. The medications used for anesthesia are certainly capable of causing death, but in a modern surgical setting, a professional anesthesia provider is always present and following many parameters of the patient's well-being, making frequent adjustments to avoid harm. Any procedure that requires general will carry some risk, but the risks are minimized through careful management.
Yes, but unlikely. Carefully administered, safe anesthesia rarely(i mean rarely-you have a greater chance of dying in a car accident on the way to the grocery store) causes death. With todays technology, excellent training of highly qualified individuals, it is safer than ever before.
Rare but possible. The risk of dying under general anesthesia is thought to be less than one in 350, 000. In fact the number is so small we can not adequately measure it. I often tell patients that they are more likely to die from driving to the hospital than from the general anesthesia. Hope this helps.
Yes but very rare. It happens but with modern drugs and monitoring it is very very rare.
Verry, very rare. Anesthesia has become one of the safest specialties in medicine. This is due in part to their medical school training and the advances in monitoring technology and pharmacology. For the average healthy patient have a low risk surgical procedure. The anesthesia is safer than the car ride to the hospital statistically. Read more...
Possible? Rare. It is extremely unlikely that a generally healthy patient having minor surgery (e.g. Middle-aged person with high blood pressure having hernia repair) would die from general anesthesia performed by trained clinicians in a modern facility. It is so unlikely that we are not sure of the exact risk, but we think it is 1 in 250000 anesthetics. Read more...
Rare but possible. The risk of dying under general anesthesia is thought to be less than one in 350, 000. In fact the number is so small we can not adequately measure it. I often tell patients that they are more likely to die from driving to the hospital than from the general anesthesia. Hope this helps. Read more...