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All operations and all anesthetics carry some risks, which will vary, depending on the type of surgery performed and patient’s medical condition. Fortunately, adverse events are rare, and the anesthesiologist will carefully assess your condition and use their best judgment to try to minimize your risk of anesthetic complications during surgery.

There are measures that you, as a patient, can take to assist with this process:

  • Provide complete information about your health and medical history.
  • Follow the recommendations (lab tests, etc.) provided to you by your surgeon or primary care physician.
  • Strictly follow the fasting guidelines.
  • Use only authorized medications, drugs, vitamins, herbs, and supplements.
  • Consult with both your surgeon and your Anesthesiologist about any risks associated with your specific situation

Anesthesiologists are trained medical doctors. It is the Anesthesiologist’s job to administer and manage the anesthetic given during a medical or surgical procedure while keeping you as comfortable, during surgery and recovery from anesthesia, as possible. Once you enter the operating room, your anesthesiologist provides anesthesia care to you during the surgery or procedure.

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