Risks of Surgery

Thanks to advances in science, research and modern medicine by physicians, surgery and anesthesia are safer than ever before. But this doesn’t mean these procedures aren’t without risks. Any number of things can go wrong in the operating room, which is why it is important to talk with your doctor in advance and have a highly trained physician anesthesiologist supervising your care. You can also visit “Preparing for Surgery” to learn simple steps you can take to ensure the best possible outcome.

Think of physician anesthesiologists as your seat belt during surgery: When there are emergencies or complications, they can save your life.