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If you are undergoing general anesthesia soon, you probably have some questions. The specialists at Associated Anesthesiologists Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma answer some common questions in the guide below.

What Is General Anesthesia? 

Being awake during a surgical procedure is no one’s idea of fun – and it can be dangerous. It’s much easier and safer to be asleep. This is where general anesthesia comes in. It’s typically a combination of gas that you inhale and IV drugs that puts you in a state of unconsciousness while your procedure takes place.

What Does It Feel Like?

Technically, nothing. You’re asleep and your brain doesn’t register pain signals or reflexes. Therefore, you’ll feel nothing during the procedure. When you wake up, you’ll probably still be sleepy and a little foggy mentally – at least for an hour or two. Your throat might be a bit sore if a breathing tube was used. Some people also feel cold, a bit nauseous, and a little anxious. 

How Long Does It Take to Recover From General Anesthesia? 

The drugs usually take about a day to get out of your system. If you’ve had a procedure and will be released the same day, you’ll need someone to drive you home. It’s also wise to keep someone with you for at least 24 hours to help you out with cooking and other tasks. Don’t plan to return to work until the drugs are completely out of your system.

How to Prepare for General Anesthesia

The specialists at Associated Anesthesiologists Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma will provide you with specific instructions, but there are a few things you can expect. Most often, you’ll be told not to eat anything for at least six hours before the procedure. Often, you’ll also not be able to drink anything during this time except for a few sips of water to take medication. You may also need to avoid certain medications as they can cause complications, so you’ll need to ask your specialist about anything you normally take.

If you have any further questions about general anesthesia or your procedure, give Associated Anesthesiologists Inc., in Tulsa, Oklahoma a call at (918) 494-0612.

About us

Our expert group of board certified physicians provide the highest quality anesthesia services. Our institutional and training background are second to none. Our areas of expertise include but are not limited to pediatrics, cardiothoracic, pain management, obstetric, and regional anesthesia specialties.



Office Closures

We are scheduled to close for the following dates:

  • January 1st
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Black Friday
  • Christmas Day

Payments for services rendered can be mailed to the business office address or for your convenience you can make an on line payment by clicking this link.


Associated Anesthesiologist Provides anesthesia Services at:

Saint Francis Hospital
6161 South Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK

Saint Francis Hospital South
10501 E. 91st St.
Tulsa, OK

Natalie Ambulatory Surgery Center
6475 South Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital
2408 E. 81st Street
Tulsa, OK

Contact Us

Associated Anesthesiologists, Inc.

Office Location
6839 S. Canton Ave.

Billing Office Hours are:
Monday to Friday 7:30AM to 4PM

Phone number: 918-494-0612

Fax number is: 918-481-5170

Email Address is: [email protected]


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