Risks

3. Fewer risks, greater comfort

Preventing mistaken identities

Some people share the same name. In Geneva, 17 people answer to the name of Pierre Martin. Of course, their date of birth can be used to establish ID but to reduce the risk of misidentification, the hospital has developed procedures that begin at the time of admission and are applied throughout the hospitalization period, including in the operating room.

What are the risks of general anesthesia?

All medical procedures involve risks, even when they are performed by experts. The rate and severity of these risks depend on your state of health, age or general lifestyle.

The anesthesia techniques used are safe. The risks of unexpected and potentially lifethreatening complications such as an allergy or severe heart or lung problem are extremely small. All necessary measures will be taken to prevent and treat any complications in the best possible way.

However, the following complications could occur:

General Anesthesia

Frequently-Asked Questions

The anesthesiologist has decided on general anesthesia with you. This document presents an overview of important information you were given during the pre-anesthesia appointment.