Will I wake up during my surgery?
My patients ask this question a lot. Most people have either heard stories, watched the movie Awake, or have experienced awareness under anesthesia themselves. The fear of being awake while undergoing an operation is real. But the reality is that awareness under anesthesia is rare. There are special circumstances where it can happen; for example emergency operations where we are trying to save the patient's life, traumas, and cardiac operations. During these cases, the pa