Forehead reconstruction + forehead lowering surgery procedure. Is it safer to see an anaesthetist before the surgery?
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Is It Safe to See An Anesthetist Before Surgery
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General anesthesia in the modern medical world is very safe. Your anesthesiologist will do a thorough evaluation of your general health and will make sure that you are in optimal condition before surgery. They will do this whether they see you in advance or the day of surgery. There are a few conditions that may require pre treatment to get the patient into optimal condition. The risk you take by waiting until the day of surgery to see your anesthesiologist is that if they feel you have one of these conditions they will cancel your surgery. So the only risk is that you will waste time and have to reschedule surgery, reschedule time off, etc. These cancellation-worthy conditions are rare, and if your episode was in the distant past I think your risk of being such a situation is small. Just raise your concerns to your surgeon. Remember, your surgeon wants the same thing you do - for your surgery to smoothly and as scheduled. Bryan Rolfes, MD
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