surgery risks

August 26, 2017

What happens if you wake up during surgery?

There you are, wheeling off into surgery, expecting the best sleep of your life. After all, that’s surely one of the perks of anaesthesia, right? A thought creeps into your mind; what if you wake up during the operation? Rumours purport that this is possible, but is it true? How they knock you out First, let’s understand how anaesthesia works. Anaesthesia is medication that numbs the pain of surgery by relaxing your muscles and putting you to sleep. Think of it as a temporary hypnosis. Depending on the type of operation, you can get different levels of anaesthesia: Local anaesthetic:…
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