Risk of Anesthesia
Through advancement in monitoring techniques, anesthetic medications, and improved training in crisis managment, anesthesiology has become a very safe discipline. For the typical patient undergoing an elective procedure, the risk of driving to the surgery center the morning of surgery is far more significant than the risk of anesthesia for his or her procedure.
As with any operation and the use of anesthesia, there is some risk involved. The severity of this risk is dependent on many factors including the type of surgery, whether the surgery or procedure is an emergency or not, the medical health of the patient, and the duration of the procedure. Despite these factors, the risk of complications due to anesthesia is extremely rare. These rare potential problems may include cardiac (heart), pulmonary (breathing), nerve injury and dental injury. However, physicians with Grand Canyon Anesthesiology Consultants are committed to providing the safest conditions for our patients. Our doctors will be attentive to our patients’ needs in order to create a positive surgical experience.