Here are some risks to be aware of regarding your anaesthetic
Risks associated with anaesthesia depend on many factors including the type of surgery, the medical condition and age of the patient, and the urgency of the procedure.
Fortunately adverse events are rare. Your anaesthetist takes precautions to minimise or prevent adverse events.
The information presented here is as a general guide only. Specific risks vary from patient to patient and you are encouraged at all times to ask questions and to gather information from other sources.
The following may occur:
Rare but very serious reactions include:
The anaesthetic may temporarily affect your judgement. For 24 hours after your anaesthetic you must not: