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Who do you fear more, the surgeon or the anesthesiologist?

Asked by rebbel (23522 points ) October 18th, 2011

In case you have to undergo a surgery or had one in the past, who do did you fear(ed) most?
The surgeon, with his/her knives and stuff is she/he capable enough, will the surgery work out to be a success, etc.?
Or the anesthesiologist, with her/his opiates and all the processess he/she has to manage will I wake up after the surgery, will I be aware of the whole thing the whole time?

For me it would be the surgeon…, I don’t like knives and cutting.

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

The anesthesiologist. Also, typing that word. Sheesh.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Neither.
If I must choose one, the surgeon. I don’t fear the surgery but instead the possible complications…Myself, I look forward to the anesthesia.

smilingheart1's avatar

It was the anesthesiologist who overdosed my guy. He was a renal patient. The operation was a success totally but the patient died after the superbugs finished him off.

If anyone has a good immune system, chances are they will be fine under the care of either anesthesiologist or the surgeon. Medical capabilities are overall very, very good these days.

WestRiverrat's avatar

The dentist.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

The anesthesiologist. My fear is an addict siphoning off my allotment or else negligence during administration.

mazingerz88's avatar

Great timing, dude. I’m going to have surgery soon and I’m equally wary of both of them. Of course only until the anesthesiologist injects his cocktail in that IV.

janbb's avatar

The surgeon!

marinelife's avatar

The anesthesiologist. Anesthesia mortality risk is “1 in 100,000 in the 1990s and early 2000s.”

Journal of Anesthesiology

rebbel's avatar

I am sorry, @mazingerz88, didn’t want to make you worry more about it :-)
Have a successful surgery!

Hibernate's avatar

Neither. Both want to help so I let them help.

mazingerz88's avatar

@rebbel Dude no prob and thanks. My 91 year old gentleman friend joked about why Hugh Hefner did not think about putting up a real Playboy Hospital where all nurses and female doctors wear sexy uniforms. He knew I would have crawled on all fours going there.

perspicacious's avatar

The anesthesiologist. I can’t be put to sleep again because of past trouble with anesthesia.

ETpro's avatar

Ha! If the anesthesiologist is real good, I don’t fear either.

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mazingerz88's avatar

My mother. Who will probably kill the anesthesiologist and the surgeon if they screw up.

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