I’m about to undergo knee reconstruction surgery in 2 weeks time and I’m worried about if the reconstruction surgery will work as well as being put under anesthetic for 1.5 hrs-2 hrs. The operation is a 1.5-2 hour operation.
i’m worried about being put to sleep via anesthetic for 1.5 hours-2 hours. Ideally I’d like to have a spinal anesthetic as I’ve read its better for pain control afterwards and maybe I wouldn’t need to be put to sleep? How do I convince the anesthesiologist tomorrow at my pre op that I’d prefer a spinal anesthetic over a general anesthetic? My surgeon as said that a knee reconstruction they have to do a general Anesthetic which I’m extremely scared about.