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Does anesthesia linger in system after major surgery?'

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, for awhile

How long depends on the procedure length, complexity, amount and number of anesthetic agents given, level of lover/kidney/heart functioning capacities, interaction with medications one takes routinely.
..As you see, there is not a single answer. Generally, however, the shortest-acting drugs are selected to assure comfort, safety, and quicker wake-up times.

In brief: Yes, for awhile

How long depends on the procedure length, complexity, amount and number of anesthetic agents given, level of lover/kidney/heart functioning capacities, interaction with medications one takes routinely.
..As you see, there is not a single answer. Generally, however, the shortest-acting drugs are selected to assure comfort, safety, and quicker wake-up times.
Dr. James Henning
Dr. James Henning
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Dr. Neil Ellis
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Typically for a major surgery, you will receive more anesthesia than for a minor surgery.
However, there are many factors that will determine how long it stays, including body composition and type of anesthesia used for the surgery.

In brief: Maybe

Typically for a major surgery, you will receive more anesthesia than for a minor surgery.
However, there are many factors that will determine how long it stays, including body composition and type of anesthesia used for the surgery.
Dr. Neil Ellis
Dr. Neil Ellis
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