Anesthesiologist

is trained in life-saving measures during life-threatening events like cardiac and respiratory arrest

There's more than one way

What type of anesthesia will I get?

Will I get the Michael Jackson drug?

Propofol

Will anesthesia make me sick?

Nausea

Why can't I eat before surgery?

Fasting Guidelines

Will I wake up during my surgery?

Awareness Under Anesthesia

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