How You Can Prepare For Surgery and General Anesthesia
If you are scheduled to undergo surgery, it can be nerve wracking as your procedure date approaches. General anesthesia relaxes the muscles in your digestive track that keeps food and stomach acids from entering your air passages. It is very important you follow your doctor’s instructions on when to stop eating and drinking before your surgery. These instructions could include, but are not limited to:
- Fasting 6 hours or more before your procedure.
- You may need to avoid some vitamins, blood thinners or other medication. Your doctor will advise you. Make sure you tell your doctor about any vitamins, supplements, and/or medication you use.
- Tell your doctor about any and every allergy: drug, food, etc.
If a doctor fails to instruct you or your loved one on how to prepare for surgery, or ignored your answers to the questions above, and permanent harm occurred, you may have a medical malpractice case. Call the attorneys at the McEnery Law Group for your consultation. Our doctor/attorney and nurse/attorney will begin a thorough medical and legal investigation into your injury.