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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?


Will anesthesia make me sick?


Why can't I eat before surgery?

Fasting Guidelines

Will I wake up during my surgery?

Awareness Under Anesthesia

Am I going to get the Michael Jackson drug?

The short answer is probably. Propofol is a drug that I give to almost all of my patients. It is a very safe drug that is fast on and fast off; meaning that my patients wake up faster and with less drug hangover effect and nausea. Fortunately, for my patients, I am a board certified anesthesiologist who administers Propofol in a safe environment with monitors, oxygen, and emergency equipment. I have the expert knowledge, training, and experience to keep my patients comfor

Why does anesthesia make me sick?

The last thing that you want to do after an operation is to be nauseated and vomiting. Certain operations are more prone to cause nausea than others. For example, laparoscopies tend to cause nausea for a lot of people. Generally, there are two things in anesthesia that cause nausea: anesthesia gas and narcotics. For most general anesthetics with an endotracheal tube (ETT) or laryngeal mask airway (LMA), the patient will breath the anesthesia gas to stay asleep during the

Why can't I have anything to eat before my surgery?

It is very common that you will be asked to not have any food or liquids for a certain amount of time before your procedure or operation. It is very important that you follow these fasting instructions. The American Society of Anesthesiologists has published fasting guidelines for healthy patients undergoing elective procedures. The goal is to prevent perioperative pulmonary aspiration. When I give a patient anesthesia, their body becomes relaxed. Any food or liquid in t

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

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