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Info About Anesthesia

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia may seem like being asleep but it's quite different. During general anesthesia, your anesthesiologist keeps you in a state of carefully controlled unconsciousness, with a mixture of very potent drugs, so that the operation is painless. Many people think that this involves the injection of just one drug. Actually, most general anesthetics require the administration of somewhere between three and fifteen different drugs, depending on the complexity of the case.

Your anesthesiologist is at your head throughout your operation and anesthetic. They are continuously monitoring your vital signs and tailoring your anesthetic to your own individual requirements based on the severity of your disease, the type of operation you are having and what your body is communicating to them.

Our task as anesthesiologists is to understand your disease state in great detail and the surgery you require and tailor your anesthetic to maximize your safety and comfort. We aim to have our patients wake up comfortable and relaxed. We also monitor your care after surgery to be able to ensure your safety and comfort in the immediate post-operative period.

Awareness

Awareness under general anesthesia is a rare condition that occurs when surgical patients can recall their surroundings or an event-sometimes even pain-related to their surgery while they were under general anesthesia. For more information, please click here to download a pdf.

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