What is an anesthetic room?

The anesthetic room is a room in the hospital where people get medicine called anesthesia before an operation. Anesthesia puts people into a very deep sleep so they won't hear, see or feel anything during their operation.

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How does the doctor know what type of anesthesia to use?
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The type and length of surgery will determine the method of anesthesia needed. The choices of anesth...
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How risky is anesthesia?
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Due to advances in patient safety, the risks of anesthesia are very low. Over the past 25 years, ane...
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Will I need general anesthesia for cataract surgery?
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General anesthesia is not required for cataract surgery but each patient is different. The anesthesi...
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How will my child be given anesthesia before surgery?
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Children are often anesthetized by having them breathe anesthetic gases through a mask. In those cas...
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