Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor will administer general anesthesia before surgery?
Anesthesiologist will administer General anesthesia before the concerned surgery
2. What do I need to know about general anesthesia?
General anesthesia usually acts on the brain leading to overall relaxation of the body. Anesthetic drugs will either be given through an intravenous line which will be put just before youíre taken for surgery or through inhalation i.e by breathing in the anesthetic gases.
3. Would I feel any pain during surgery with General anesthesia?
No, you will not feel any pain during the entire surgery.
4. How do I prepare for general anesthesia?
The consulting Anesthesiologist or the ward nurse will inform you of certain steps that you might need to perform the night before or early on the day of surgery
They will tell you to stop having food and water for a couple of hours before surgery
They will probably advice you to stay calm
They will probably want a close family friend or someone to help you relax and drive you home after the surgery.
5. Who will be taking care of me while Iím under general anesthesia?
Individuals receiving Anesthesia will be under the total care of the anesthesiologist who will be constantly monitoring your vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, ventilation etc.
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