1. Which doctor looks after the post-operative complications if they occur?
The doctor who operates on you will look after you during this period. Sometimes if the complication is considered to be major or life-threatening you maybe shifted to the surgical intensive care unit.
2. Is it true that one may never wake up after anesthesia?
This misconception is rampant thanks to the media. A healthy individual, whose anesthesia passés off smoothly will wake up after the anesthetic effect wears off. Those instances where a person goes into a coma or does not wake up after anesthesia is due to some life-threatening event, which possibly affected the oxygen, supply to the brain. In such a situation, the person may have a delayed return to consciousness depending on the extent of the insult suffered.
3. Low back pain is a complication of spinal anesthesia-please clarify
Back pain following a spinal anesthesia is often attributed to spinal anesthesia, though it is not proven to be a cause for backache. There are some types of backache, which are themselves treated by a spinal epidural injection. The occurrence of low back pain following spinal is only co-incidental, as there are many causes like posture, strain and so on which can lead to backache. 3. Are diabetics prone for wound infection?
Yes, Diabetics are prone for wound infection. Strict control of blood sugar will flavor faster healing. Also, one should take care to keep the wound free from contamination and apply proper dressing as per the doctor’s advice