Home Preparing for Surgery Will I have a breathing tube when I am asleep?
Will I have a breathing tube when I am asleep? PDF Print E-mail

Possibly. When you are asleep, you may not breath adequately enough to be safe and we will have to assist you. Your anesthesiologist takes into account the type of surgery, your position during surgery, the duration of your surgery, and your underlying illnesses such as obesity and acid reflux disease to determine whether a breathing tube or an apparatus such as a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is required.

 

American Anesthesiology Associates of Virginia

1001 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (view map)

 

Office Phone: (540) 741-7614

Fax: (540) 741-7615

 

Billing Inquiries:

Dates of service prior to 4/18/14:
Call (800) 464-6075*

Dates of service 4/18/14 and after:
Call (888) 280-9533*

 

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