For convenience during your hospital stay, consider the following suggestions.
For convenience, consider the following suggestions.
General anesthesia puts you to sleep so you do not feel the surgery. An anesthesiologist or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) will give you the anesthesia.
The anesthetic (type of medicine used) affects your entire body. You will receive the anesthetic by breathing it or through an injection (shot). A breathing tube helps you breathe oxygen while you are asleep. The anesthesiologist or CRNA stays with you during the entire surgery.
After surgery, you may have a few side effects from the anesthesia. They are:
Tell your doctor if you have any changes in your physical condition (sore throat, cold, fever, dental problems, urinating problem) or skin condition (rash, cuts). Surgery may need to be canceled.
Learn about Food and Liquid Directions Before Surgery.
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