Why You Could Wake Up During Surgery (Fox News)

April 16, 2013
Imagine waking up in the operating room – while you are being operated on. “Awareness during anesthesia” occurs when a patient is conscious during a surgery and can recall the incident after, Henry Ford Hospital reported. This can happen due to equipment malfunction, or because patients who have high metabolism  break down the anesthesia medications faster than usual. Individuals undergoing certain surgeries may be at a higher risk, said Dr. Morris Brown, chair of anesthesiology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. Full Story