What if I Have Trouble Waking Up From Anesthesia?

The duration of the procedure, as well as your age and overall health, can affect how long it takes to wake up. If you have had trouble waking up from anesthesia in the past, it is important to let your anesthesia team know this in the future.

Patients may experience delayed emergence after surgery, which means they fail to wake up 30-60 minutes after general anesthesia. This is not uncommon and is generally a temporary issue that resolves as the effects of the anesthesia wear off.

The anesthesia team may give you medications to help you wake up, and they will keep you in the recovery room until you are wide awake and comfortable.

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