Anesthesia

Anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists are responsible for your safety and comfort during surgery. A member of the Anesthesia Department will be with you at all times in the Operating Room. Nearly all spine surgeries are performed under general anesthesia.

General anesthesia involves medications that keep you completely asleep during surgery. These medications are given intravenously (IV) and by inhalation. Some of the most common side effects of general anesthesia include nausea, vomiting and sore throat. You will be given medication to prevent nausea. The anesthesiologist will describe these risks to you when you sign a consent form for anesthesia. This consent is separate from your consent for surgery.

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