What is my child's anesthetic risk?
Incidence of pediatric anesthetic complications, in the hands of specialists, is low. Risks are aspiration of gastric contents, airway spasms, and adverse drug reactions. These risks can be reduced by following the corresponding fast and avoiding elective procedures when children are having concomitant respiratory infections. In general, pre-operative studies are not performed to role out if there are adverse reactions to anesthesia. It is important to disclose whether the patient or the family members have had adverse reactions to anesthetics to take the necessary measures during surgery. Patients who have underlying conditions or chronic diseases have higher anesthetic risks and, depending on the condition, may require evaluation by the anesthetist before surgery.