Frequently asked

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Patients FAQ

General

Why do I need to refrain from eating or drinking prior to having anesthesia?


When going under anesthesia, the patient’s stomach content can get into the airway and lungs: which can be a life-threatening event. We understand it is challenging for pediatric and special needs patients. We will try our best to accommodate them in the early morning times.




How will I feel after anesthesia? When can I return to my normal activities?


You may feel slightly groggy or sleepy for a few hours after your procedure. We ask you not to drive of make any legal decisions for the rest of the day since your memory and judgement may be impaired. By the following day, you should be able to return to normal daily activities from anesthesia standpoint.




Should I take my my medications before anesthesia?


It depends, our anesthesiologist will provide you with exact guideline during the consultation. Many medications and herbal supplements will interact with the medications that are used to administer anesthesia. Please discuss all of the medications and supplements that you are currently taking prior to the day of surgery.




What are the common side effects of anesthesia?


Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and sore throat.





Pediatrics

Is general anesthesia safe for my child?


We use hospital-grade monitoring system to make sure your child is stable and comfortable during the surgery. The airway will be secured which is different from conscious sedations or moderate sedations




Is there an age limit?


We offer anesthesia services pediatric patients over 2.5 years old and at least 25 lbs.













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