If I have general anesthesia will I have a tube put in my throat?

 

If I have general anesthesia will I have a tube put in my throat?

In most general anesthetic circumstances, an airway device will be put in a patient’s throat. General anesthetics inhibit our normal natural reflexes that control our breathing patterns.  A breathing device allows us to deliver oxygen to your lungs, administer inhaled anesthetics to keep you asleep, and may protect stomach contents from entering your lungs. There are many different types of airway devices, but they are usually placed after you are asleep and removed prior to waking up. Therefore, you will have no memory of the device or any pain involved with its placement.

 

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