Friday, 13 June 2014

"How long will it take me to wake up after surgery?"

Although the recovery room is the first place most people remember after surgery, patients usually awaken from anesthesia in the operating room. The reason most people do not remember the operating room is that they still have enough anesthesia in their system to blur those memories.
The type of surgery, the type of anesthesia, and the age and health of the patient all affect how long before they are fully awake. Generally most people will spend about an hour in the recovery room and then be transferred to an inpatient ward or an outpatient area prior to discharge.

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