When the doctor schedules you for surgery, you know that it most often means the need to have an anesthesiologist. It could be scary for many patients to go under, but you can feel peace of mind with the situation if you ask the right questions. Here are some questions to ask the anesthesiologist.
What Are the Chances of a Complication?
One of your biggest concerns is most likely if a complication can occur when the anesthesia is applied. Over the years, individuals have suffered heart problems, respiratory conditions, infections, and other ongoing health conditions.
Do I Need a Breathing Tube?
Some individuals who already deal with respiratory conditions may have a hard time with a breathing tube. If you encounter a problem, the doctor may have to look for an alternative solution. In any case, it helps to know that the anesthesiologist can insert the breathing tube correctly without causing injuries.
Should I Stop Taking Certain Medications Before Anesthesia?
Some medications – such as blood pressure medication and blood thinners – can impact you during the process. It’s vital to understand how medications can impact your procedure, and the anesthesiologist should advise you to stop taking anything that may cause significant harm.
Is There Anything I Should Avoid?
Are you allowed to eat or drink before receiving anesthesia? Is there anything you should avoid before your procedure? Your anesthesiologist should go over every precaution with you to ensure that you are not at risk of a complication. Eating or drinking can be the biggest issue when it’s time to go under anesthesia.
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