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Friday, August 28, 2015
Anesthesia Leading to Death
What is, in general, the risk of mortality from anesthesia after a second surgery to a person who has had delayed awakening from a previous surgery? What if the two surgeries are several years apart? Should I tell my surgeon about this situation?
Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Unfortunately, you have not provided enough information for me to be able to provide you with an answer. If you could submit a more specific question, I am happy to try to answer it.
Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University