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Posted October 3, 2020 in

What is Awareness?

It is very rare to have awareness during a general anesthetic. It is important to remember that only a general anesthetic is intended to eliminate awareness and relief of pain. It is also common to remember the period of time when you are going to sleep and waking up from a general anesthetic.  Memories during conscious sedation, local or regional anesthesia are not unusual and shouldn’t be cause for concern. If you do experience awareness during general anesthesia, be sure to discuss it with your anesthesia provider or surgeon.