Frequently Asked Questions

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ANESTHESIA RISKS

Modern anesthesia is incredibly safe. At our 600 bed, fully accredited hospital, board certified MD Anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists perform TIVA (Total IV Anesthesia).

This has the benefit of dramatically decreasing post operative nausea and vomiting. It is routine for patients undergoing 8+ hour long operations to have minimal to no nausea. Nausea from anesthesia
(0-10%) 
Sore throat (50%, 1-2 days) Headache (50%, 1-2 days).

In healthy patients (ASA 1), the all cause mortality rate of general anesthesia is roughly 0.12 per 100000, or  .00012%. This is safer than driving a car or flying on a plane. An Anesthesiologist and/or Nurse Anesthetist is present at all times during the operation monitoring all vital signs to ensure safety and the smoothest possible recovery. 


For a more detailed handout discussing Anesthesia, please refer to the following