What makes you unconscious during surgery? General anesthesia is a combination of medications that put you in a sleep-like state before a surgery or other medical procedure. Under general anesthesia, you don’t feel pain because you’re completely unconscious. General anesthesia usually uses a combination of intravenous drugs and inhaled gasses (anesthetics).
What happens if you are conscious during surgery? If you become aware during general anesthesia or deep sedation, you’ll most likely not be able to physically move or communicate what you’re feeling. Many people who experience anesthesia awareness have vague or fuzzy memories of a procedure after they wake up.
Has a patient ever woken up during surgery? Anesthesia Awareness (Waking Up) During Surgery
Very rarely — in only one or two of every 1,000 medical procedures involving general anesthesia — a patient may become aware or conscious.
Do patients feel anything during surgery? You’ll get medicine, called anesthesia, so that you won’t feel anything during surgery. The type you get depends on your health and the procedure you’re having.