What are the side affects of anesthesia?
After your surgery it is not uncommon to experience drowsiness, pain or nausea.
Depending on the anesthetic technique used for your surgery, you may experience some residual drowsiness that can last a few hours or days. It is very important that you bring someone to drive you home. It is recommended that for 24 hours following your surgery, you should not drive, operate any machinery, sign any legal documents or drink alcohol.
Depending on your surgery you can experience some residual pain after your surgery. The amount of discomfort you experience can depend on the type and length of the surgery. The staff at the surgery facility is experienced at making you comfortable and will work towards that goal.
Nausea after surgery (Post-Operative-Nausea-Vomiting) is not as common as it used to be. Improved anesthetic techniques and more effective anti-nausea medicines have enabled our success against nausea. We will do everything we can to avoid or greatly reduce nausea after your surgery.
If you have any special considerations or concerns please consult your anesthesia provider prior to your surgery.