Is anesthesia safe?

There are common risks to anesthesia that are mild and there are rare risks to anesthesia that are life threatening. Very young children fear separation from their loved ones. As they get older the fear focuses on mutilation and loss of control. In adolescence and into adulthood, pain and death become peoples’ chief concerns.

The odds of a life threatening injury in a car accident is about 1 in 6,700. There are a lot of statistics about anesthesia, but if you are healthy the odds of a life threatening complication are probably less than 1 in 100,000. Would you suspect that getting in your car is 15 times more dangerous than undergoing anesthesia?

For us, patient safety is #1. We use monitors and equipment that meet or exceed the standards set forth by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, perform extensive medical evaluations, and if we believe you can be seen in the office, choose the safest anesthetic plan that suits your needs.

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