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  1. What type of anesthesia do you recommend?
  2. What types of anesthesia are commonly provided for this procedure?
  3. What are the common risks for the type of anesthesiology I'll be receiving during the procedure? Benefits?
  4. How many times have you been the anesthesiologist for this type of procedure?
  5. Will you personally be the acting anesthesiologist at the procedure? Will there be any assistants or other personnel participating?
  6. Can you walk me through the procedure?
  7. What vital signs do you monitor? Are any special monitors needed?
  8. How do you know everything is OK during my surgery?
  9. Do I have to have a breathing tube?
  10. Will I have a sore throat after my surgery?
  11. Will I have nausea after the surgery? What can you do to prevent it?
  12. Why do I need to stop smoking before surgery?
  13. Why can’t I eat or drink before my procedure?
  14. Will I need to receive blood for the surgery?
  15. Am I at risk for waking up during surgery or having awareness under anesthesia?
  16. Where will I recover after surgery?
  17. How long will it take me to wake up from general anesthesia or regain feeling in the area that local or regional anesthesia was used?
  18. If I had spinal or epidural anesthesia, will I have a headache afterwards?
  19. When will I be able to see my family?
  20. Who is in control of my pain management after my operation?
  21. What if I have more questions after the surgery? Who can I talk to?


Please explore our website for potential answers to any questions you may have regarding your upcoming procedure. If you have any remaining questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your anesthesiologist.


The American Society of Anesthesiologists has more in formation at the following links:




The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has more information at the following link:



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